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Civil Rights Leaders Demand Action In Response To President Biden’s State Of The Union

by Black America Web


President Biden covered a gambit of topics during his second State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday night, highlighting some of his administration’s most notable achievements to date. 

Biden’s speech included plans to return the billionaire tax, do away with “junk fees” from banks and airlines, and plans to protect social security, Medicare, and Medicaid. 

With the parents of Tyre Nichols and the father of Michael Brown, in the audience, Biden expressed sympathy for the families and said America needs to “finish the job on police reform.”

“There’s no words to describe the heartbreak or grief of losing a child. But imagine, imagine if you lost that child at the hands of the law,” Biden said while addressing Nichols’ parents. “Imagine having to worry whether your son or daughter came home from walking down the street, playing in the park, or just driving in the car.”

He continued by sharing the pain and worry that many Black parents face every day their child leaves home.

“Most of us in here have never had to have the talk, the talk that brown and Black parents have had to have with their children,” said Biden.

“Imagine having to worry like that every day in America.”

Civil rights leaders seemingly had positive responses to Biden’s State Of the Union but demanded that his words be more than just words and turn into real action.

“Tonight, President Biden presented a vision for the future that spoke to many issues that are top-of-mind for Black Americans including police reform, voting rights, bolstering our economy, addressing climate change, and ensuring affordable and accessible health care,” said NAACP President & CEO, Derrick Johnson. “Though his remarks renewed his commitment to addressing racial inequality and protecting our democracy, we need more than words– we demand action.”

Others had a similar sentiment.  

“We applaud the President for calling out the national…

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