[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.
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.