This is why government programs that are not rolled out with a race-conscious lens end up expanding the wealth gap. This is exactly what happened during the New Deal. Implementation was held either by private entities or state governments with an investment in disenfranchisement.
Actually, it is just a bit more nuanced than that. There was an investment in disenfranchisement in MANY places. There was also an investment in keeping folks who were already wealthy, wealthy, and ensuring they weren't upset by equitable distribution funds.
Imagine the uproar if PPP loans had a quota. Even though it is becoming increasingly more clear that in a limited pool of funds, we HAD to establish one in order for PoC to have a prayer of getting the money.
We will repeat the mistakes of the New Deal with communities of color if we don't demand differences in the design. We already blew our first shot with PPP. I really hope @ewarren @RoKhanna @AyannaPressley @AOC @RepKatiePorter can use PPP as an object lesson.
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