Biden Admin Warned Infrastructure Bill Could Be Considered Racist

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President Joe Biden is set to announce a multi-trillion-dollar infrastructure bill this week and, while much of the bill remains a mystery, the plan is expected to include major refurbishments to to physical infrastructure, including America’s existing federal highways and railways. But, according to a Thursday report in the Washington Post, the White House is being warned that too much focus on “physical” infrastructure could lose the bill support among minorities, because such a focus would represent “nostalgia” for an era where “working class whites” benefitted from government welfare, and could be considered both “racist” and “sexist.” “Some people close to the White House said they feel that the emphasis on major physical infrastructure investments reflects a dated nostalgia for a kind of white working-class male worker,” the Post noted Thursday. “In private discussions with the White House National Economic Council, the Council of Economic Advisers and the Domestic Policy Council, SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry urged the administration to follow through on its promise to approve major investments in the care economy.”

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