I hesitated to include Trump in this book because I believe that far too many people on both sides of the aisle are too emotionally invested in him as a political figure to judge him impartially. However, the truth is that Trump HAS done good things for African Americans!
The “lowest ever black unemployment” touted by right-leaning political figures is a great thing, but the truth is that these numbers had been trending downward for a very long time. However, the fact that they’ve hit record lows during an exploding economy that Trump’s policies are very much responsible for says something.
But I’d like to point to two very big wins for African Americans that get very little attention from the mainstream media: the passage of the First Step Act and the Trump administration’s Senate passing a bipartisan bill to permanently fund HBCUs (historically black colleges and universities).