[Ed. – They are aware that black unemployment has fallen to record low under Trump?]
The stack of paper to the right of New Orleans Congressman Cedric Richmond stood about a foot tall.
The sprawling, 1,334-page “Jobs and Justice Act” that Richmond touted Thursday likely won’t come anywhere close to a president’s desk in the near future.
But Richmond, the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, described the voluminous document as a comprehensive fix to much of what ails black America.
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The bill would add money for schools, job training and social services, and put billions into infrastructure. It would jack up the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, fund two years of free community college for students, boost federal scholarships for low-income students, and pump tax dollars into aging, lead-contaminated local water systems.
It would also ban racial profiling by police, eliminate the death penalty, mandate “de-escalation” training for cops, and end mandatory minimum sentences for federal drug crimes. Federal election days, meanwhile, would become federal holidays.