The president of the United States presented a proposal that includes declaring the Ku Klux Klan a terrorist organization. The proposals.
The president of the United States, Donald Trump, presented a plan that he christened “Platinum” to attract the African-American electorate, with promises such as including the Ku Klux Klan and the anarchist movement Antifa on the list of terrorist groups, and declare “Juneteenth”, the holiday that commemorates the end of slavery every June 19, as a holiday.
In addition, he promised to create three million jobs for the African American community and open 500,000 new businesses run by black people.
“I am here to announce a new plan to bring more opportunity, more security, more justice and more prosperity to black communities,” Trump said at a campaign rally in Atlanta, Georgia, on Friday night.
“It’s a contract with black Americans and it’s going to be something that people are going to talk about for a long time. If they vote Republicans for four more years, we’ll create 3 million new jobs for the black community, we’ll open 500,000 new businesses with black owners, we will increase access to capital by the black community by 500,000 million dollars, “he listed.
In that sense, Trump stressed that the initiative will include investments in the development of communities and financial institutions, in addition to “building peaceful and safer urban neighborhoods with the highest standards of, you know, police surveillance.”
In his speech, the president barely offered details about the project, which, according to a document released by his campaign, includes among others “prosecute the KKK and Antifa as terrorist organizations”, and make “lynching,” a term associated in the US with the racist murders and hangings of African Americans, as a national hate crime.
They also contemplate that “Juneteenth” becomes a federal holiday: this holiday commemorates the date of June 19, 1865, when a general of the Union, Gordon Granger, read in Galveston (Texas) a federal order declaring the freedom of the black slaves, two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
The plan seeks, on the other hand, to promote economic opportunities for small businesses in the hands of African Americans with loan instruments, worth 400,000 million dollars, and technical assistance.
Trump launched this initiative after this week protests against racism will be reactivated in some parts of the country, after the Prosecutor’s Office decided not to charge the police officers involved in the death of the African-American Breonna Taylor last March in Louisville (Kentucky) with murder.
Taylor died after receiving six bullet wounds in a police search of his home by three plainclothes officers who fired indiscriminately, after the woman’s boyfriend mistook them for assailants and shot at the police.
Since then, his case has become un symbol of police brutality that African Americans suffer and that since the end of May, with the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, has sparked protests and riots across the country.
Since the protests began, Trump has blamed Antifa for being behind the organization of the riots that have rocked the nation’s largest cities.
Antifa is an anarchist movement that does not have a hierarchical structure or a defined program, and whose objectives range from the most radical anti-system struggle to the search for social justice, although the common goal of its supporters is to annul the groups. fascists, racists, neo-Nazis and far right.