Biden eyes grants, federal purchasing as opportunities to discriminate on basis of race, ethnicity

Source: Reuters

“President Joe Biden will announce steps on Tuesday to narrow the large and persistent racial wealth gap that divides [b]lack, Latino and white Americans, although he will stop short of a cancellation of student loan debt demanded by civil rights groups. Biden, a Democrat, will call for billions of dollars in grants and investments to benefit poor minority communities, as well as a big increase in federal procurement from small, disadvantaged businesses, and a crackdown on housing discrimination, administration officials told reporters. He will unveil the measures during a visit to the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma, where hundreds of [b]lack Americans were massacred by a white mob 100 years ago. They are part of a broader push to reverse systemic racism, and build on executive actions he took during his first week in office, one the officials said.” (06/01/21)