(ConservativeInsider.org) – During President Joe Biden’s campaign, he made clear he wanted to study how reparations for “systemic racism” to promote equality might look. Now that he’s in office, though, multiple sources point to the president taking action on reparations even before a congressional study occurs.
On Monday, March 1, White House senior advisor and director of the White House Office of Public Engagement Cedric Richmond told Axios on HBO that the administration doesn’t “want to wait on a study” about reparations but would instead “start acting now.” Richmond spoke of two “doable” remunerations, including free tuition to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) or free community college through Title I.
President Biden has yet to take a public stance on reparations, although Richmond’s close relationship with the president is likely to align with his opinion. White House press secretary Jen Psaki shares more:
Here’s where Pres. Biden and the White House stand on reparations pic.twitter.com/gPyoYAIXsJ
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) March 3, 2021
As President Biden considers making payments to Black Americans for slavery that occurred in our nation’s youth, he may not be considering the vast number of other groups that could call for them as well. From American Indians to the Japanese who were in internment camps during WWII, reparations could start an expensive and slippery slope that would be immensely difficult to navigate.
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