Equity Alliance reacts to Biden administration's racial equality plan

Co-found hopes diverse groups are involved in decision-making
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Posted at 3:58 AM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 07:33:14-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have four priorities they want to address as soon as they take office next year.

One of those is to advance racial equity, saying the time has come for our nation to deal with systemic racism and economic inequality.

In a number a ways, the Biden-Harris administration wants to pour more resources into minority businesses. They also want to pass police reform legislation, reduce the number of people incarcerated and find other ways to uplift Black and brown communities.

In their plan, this means building an economy where every American enjoys a fair return of their work and an equal chance to get ahead.

Equity Alliance, a nonpartisan organization in Nashville, is eager to see how this administration implements this plan.

Co-founder Charlane Oliver says when decisions are being made, Black and brown people need to be involved.

“The best person to advise on that are the people who’ve come from the lived experiences of our struggle," Oliver said. "People who have worked two jobs and had to feed their families and not have healthcare. People who have struggled to save money or build up a business during COVID."

You can read the Biden-Harris administration's full plan here.