Analysis: Only time will tell just how ‘big and bold’ Biden’s infrastructure plan is for Black Americans

CNN | Apr 7, 2021 at 8:13 PM
  • Resident Joe Biden’s newly unveiled $2 trillion American Jobs Plan, which is designed to revive the US’s infrastructure and tackle the climate crisis over the next eight years, offers some Black Americans hope — balanced with caution.
  • The President would also increase the wages of home health-care workers, who make about $12 an hour, and create an infrastructure to give caregiving workers the opportunity to join a union.
  • In the immediate aftermath of an administration that regularly denigrated Black communities (among other groups), it’s no small thing for the federal government to direct its powers at furthering racial equity.