On Friday, the Trump administration took a huge move against historically black colleges in America. According to CNN, the White House released a signing statement that “simply indicates that the President will interpret those provisions consistent with the Constitution.”
The White House official continued,
“The important thing to realize is: The President was able to secure big wins for his top priorities in this spending bill, including more than $25 billion in additional funding for the military, $1.52 billion for border security, a permanent extension of health coverage for retired miners, and a three-year extension of the DC school choice program.”
On Friday, President Trump signed $1.1 trillion spending bill and released the following statement. “My administration shall treat provisions that allocate benefits on the basis of race, ethnicity, and gender … in a manner consistent with the requirement to afford equal protection of the laws under the Due Process Clause of the Constitution’s Fifth Amendment.”
The programs the 45th President was referring to includes historically black college financing, Native American housing block grants and minority business development, according to the statement.
The fact that Trump is trying to gut education and programs that fund construction for historically black college is absurd. Trump fails to realize that if we invest in out children, we will raise smart leaders of tomorrow. However, if we fail to properly fund the education system, we fail out children. Through education, we can make America stronger in the future. However, Trump only cares about building his precious Mexican border wall.