Statement From CBC Chairman on Trump Firing Bannon

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Washington, August 18, 2017 | comments

Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric L. Richmond, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to fire White House Senior Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor Steve Bannon:

"Firing Steve Bannon is not enough because the issue of him working in the White House has never only been about him. It's also been about the racist and discriminatory policies he’s helped draft and implement which hurt African Americans and other communities or color. So yes, Bannon needs to go – as do other white supremacists working in this Administration – but the policies need to go too.”

A Top Ten List of the Trump Administration’s Racist and Discriminatory Policies

  • Voter Suppression Commission
  • Supporting Texas’ Discriminatory Voter ID Law
  • Reinstating the War on Drugs
  • Attacking Affirmative Action at Colleges and Universities
  • Rolling Back Consent Decrees that Keep Police Accountable
  • Muslim Ban
  • Mass Deportation
  • Rolling Back Civil Rights Enforcement Across Federal Agencies
  • Reinstating the Use of Private Prisons
  • Refusing to Protect Americans and the Nation from White Supremacists

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