Biden Gave Initial Impetus To His Agenda Of Eliminating Systemic Racism
2021-01-27 | by CusiGO
Joe Biden signed a series of executive orders on Tuesday aimed at launching a huge effort to eradicate systemic racism in the United States, which is still in the aftermath of the largest wave of racial protests in half a century. The focus of the presidential decree is to strengthen the law, oppose discrimination against ethnic minorities in housing issues, combat the xenophobic mentality against Asian Americans, and strengthen the sovereignty of Native American tribes. A particularly welcome measure is the cancellation of the contract between the Ministry of justice and private prisons, which has been interpreted as a step towards the fairness of criminal justice.
“I ran for president because I believe we are fighting for the soul of this country. The simple fact is that as long as systemic racism is allowed to continue, our soul will be in trouble (…) which is corrosive and destructive,” the president said at the White House this afternoon.
Biden has fulfilled one of his promises, and has got rid of the “harmful” and “offensive” Committee in 1776, which is composed of Donald Trump’s government and opposes “false and fashionable Ideologies”, which teach the country’s history to schools and call them “oppression and victims”. Historians are vehemently opposed to committees designed to promote “patriotic education” in schools. “Unity and healing must begin with understanding and truth, not ignorance and lies,” the Democrat said.
Racial inequality is an obvious scourge of the United States on various issues. One of the biggest concerns of African Americans is fair access to housing. According to a White House statement, the executive order signed by Biden will force the Department of housing and urban development to take the necessary measures to “correct the federal racist housing policies that contribute to the wealth inequality of generations.”.
The new president hinted that this was just the beginning of his efforts to heal the trauma of the country’s racist openness, and recalled the death of George Freud, a victim of police brutality that became a symbol of last summer’s mass demonstrations across the country. “The eight minutes and 46 seconds that took the life of George Freud opened the eyes of millions of Americans and millions of people around the world,” Biden said. “It’s the knee on the neck of justice, and he won’t forget it,” the president added, hinting at how Freud died, drowned by an agent.
Susan Rice, director of the National Policy Council, spoke before signing the executive order. “The evidence is clear: investing in equity is good for economic growth and creates jobs for all Americans,” Rice said, adding that she hopes to build on the work begun by the Obama administration to guide the government’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusiveness and accessibility, There she worked as a security adviser.
Last week, Biden signed an executive order that all government departments should focus on racial equality in everything they do during their term of office. “It is the responsibility of our entire government to promote fairness for all, including people of color and other historically neglected and marginalized people,” he said on Tuesday.
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