@sub_on_dubs you still haven’t responded to this, why?It's crazy to me that people don't understand how presidential administrations work. A president does not just step into office, and all of a sudden everything immediately changes. Presidents create policy. Policy takes effect over time and creates change.
I really sincerely hope that America hasn't gotten so bad that people don't understand simple math and cause and effect. But sometimes it seems that way. So let's review:
Almost everything you listed, started due to policies under Obama. The minority unemployment rates, minority incarceration, and poverty rates all started trending sharply down during his administration.
Look at the Poverty rate from 2010 onward. Literally nothing has changed about the decline through 2020 until Covid hit.
And that's the important thing. All Trump had to do was.. Absolutely nothing, for African-Americans. in order to keep the falling rates from Obama's administration. And that's what he did.
Then let's take a look at the poverty rate:
Same deal. Was trending up since midway through Bush's term, started trending sharply downward a few years into Obama's term after his policies were enacted, and is absolutely unchanged with Trump until Covid. In order to keep the benefits of Obama's term, Trump had to do absolutely... Nothing. And that's what he did.
The First Step Act is a positive development in sentencing and is a great example of what bipartisan support can achieve. So Trump can credit that to his administration.
But Trump's policies also actively hurt African-Americans. For example, shooting down the ACA, which cut the number of uninsured African-Americans by half, with no replacement in place, is absolutely ridiculous if you're claiming the President has minorities in mind. His policies and talking points also negatively affect Native Americans and Hispanic people.
In addition, Trump has absolutely nothing positive to say about Civil Rights rights now. Nor police brutality. He is focused on everything else except fighting injustice, and he releases and retweets commercials featuring minorities as perpetrators, caucasians as heroes, and supporting people who yell "White Power".
People need to stop twisting the narrative and just look at the facts. You can't just become president and take credit for all of the previous administration's accomplishments.
I’m sick of conservatives cherry picking and ignoring it when they get schooled. Respond now or we can assume that CrimsonShadow was right and you have no defense. Don’t be a coward.