Black lawmakers, during a lengthy meeting in the Oval Office of the White House on Tuesday, April 13, pressured US President Joe Biden to honor a series of campaign promises. It is reported by The Washington Post.
They urged him to increase the diversity of his administration, increase funding for educational institutions that serve black students, and take serious action against police brutality.
The meeting, which lasted two hours instead of the planned one, reflected the importance of the relationship for both parties. It is noted that the meeting in the White House drew attention to the issues on which black voters will judge Biden’s presidency.
Black Democratic leaders have expressed hope that they can influence the Biden administration after they were largely removed from office during the presidency of Republican Donald Trump, according to politicians, and their communities were severely damaged by the coronavirus pandemic. …
The meeting with black lawmakers takes place against the backdrop of high-profile trials. So, on April 9, it became known that the death of blackguard George Floyd was caused by the actions of police officer Derek Chauvin. This conclusion was voiced by the pulmonologist Martin Tobin during the court hearing on April 8.
Floyd, 46, was arrested on May 25 outside a grocery store in Minneapolis. It is alleged that he allegedly paid with a fake check. Law enforcers dragged him out of the car and laid him on the asphalt. Chauvin roughly crushed Floyd with his knee, and he, without resisting, began to complain that he had nothing to breathe. The arrested person soon died. Four police officers were fired after the incident.
Police actions caused massive pogroms in the United States in the summer of 2020. Protesters blamed the police for Floyd’s death, and also spoke of unfair treatment of blacks in the country.