In his first term as president, Donald Trump achieved record low unemployment levels for Black Americans (5.4%) in 2019
- Trump has also released his Platinum Plan, which outlines his intentions to create 3 million new jobs for the Black community and heavily invest in Black-owned businesses.
Trump believes that the best way to reduce racial tensions is to strengthen the economy so that all Americans can prosper - he wants to ensure that everyone can achieve the American Dream.
In office, he signed the First Step Act into law, which reduced sentences for those given mandatory minimum sentences and supported reintegration to society.
Trump also signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in 2017 which set up ‘opportunity zones’ in high-poverty areas, including many with large populations of colour, that provided tax incentives to invest in these areas and communities.
He also secured historic levels of long-term funding for colleges, universities and other institutions that largely serve communities of colour.
Trump’s record in office and second term plans show a commitment to improving the economic status of people of colour. This will improve their wellbeing, which will lead to an easing of racial tensions.