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Economy

Black Americans Thriving in Trump Era

Blacks enjoy record-low unemployment, criminal-justice reform, and greater school choice.

Political Editors · Nov. 12, 2019

We noted it before but it bears repeating: Americans are thriving thanks to Trump administration policies, and that is especially tru for black Americans. The data proves it, irrespective of Leftmedia claims to the contrary. Under Trump, the black unemployment rate has hit record lows (5.4%), thanks in large part the Republicans’ Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which has helped create “opportunity zones” responsible for employing 1.4 million people within minority communities.

Under Trump, long-sought criminal-justice reforms have been realized. The First Step Act was passed, which shortened the length of mandatory-minimum sentencing requirements for nonviolent drug-related offenses and it allows the reevaluation of sentences that are suspected for being racially motivated. As of today, more than 3,000 Americans have been released from prison thanks to the First Step Act.

Trump’s policy agenda of pushing for greater school choice has resulted in the proposal of “a $5 billion per year tax credit on donations that fund scholarships for private schools, apprenticeships, and other educational programs,” as the GOP blog notes. Furthermore, Trump has established a board of advisers on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) — something sought under Barack Obama — and Trump “has appropriated more money than any past president to HBCU’s.”

In all honesty, based upon his record in support of black Americans, it is profoundly misleading and disingenuous for the mainstream media to continue screaming that Trump is a racist. The reality is that the majority of black Americans (as well as the rest of America) are doing better under Trump’s presidency than under his predecessor’s.

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