"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."
After the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Va., which left anti-racist protestor Heather Heyer dead, President Trump publicly suggested more than once that white supremacists and anti-racist protestors were morally equivalent.
Federal PolicyThe CBC hand-delivered a 130-page policy document to President Trump during the caucus’s one and only meeting with him on March 22, 2017 that criticized the Administration’s policies and included CBC legislation that would help African Americans and other marginalized communities.
The CBC has also sent dozens of letters to the Administration criticizing its criminal justice, voting rights, education, health care and other policies. The Administration has only replied to a few of these letters.
A Top Ten List of the Trump Administration’s Racist and Discriminatory Policies
The White HouseAt the beginning of the Administration, there were three White House staffers working for President Trump who had white supremacists ties – Steve Bannon, Sebastion Gorka, and Stephen Miller. After Charlottesville, President Trump fired Bannon and Gorka. However, the CBC called on President Trump to fire all three staffers and is still pushing him to fire Miller.
There are 10 U.S. military bases named after Confederate leaders who fought against the United States during the Civil War. In addition, there are 12 statues of Confederate Leaders in the U.S. capitol and other federal property (e.g. cemeteries, highways, post offices) that honor these leaders.
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