The proposals to tackle racial equity included in Biden’s spending bill are at risk – NPR – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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President Biden promised to tackle racial equity when he came to office. There are few tangible changes so far, and proposals woven into his massive social program spending bill are at risk.

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President Biden came into office promising to transform the nation’s economy into one that is more just. Now, as Congress haggles over the size and scope of Biden’s proposals to expand the social safety net, his equity pledge hangs in the balance, as NPR’s Ayesha Rascoe reports.

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PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: We have a real chance to deliver real equity across the board to everyone – Black, white, Latino, Asian American.

AYESHA RASCOE, BYLINE: Equity is something President Biden talks about a lot.

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BIDEN: Good jobs, good


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