Biden’s Tulsa trip, ‘racial wealth gap’ policies highlight stark divisions on race issues

As President Biden announces a set of policies Tuesday aimed at combating racial inequality in Tulsa, Oklahoma, race-related issues continue to simmer in American politics, stoking partisan divisions and potentially stalling some of the measures the president will announce.

Biden will make his remarks on the 100th anniversary of a 1921 race massacre in Tulsa in which a White mob killed at least 300 Black people in the city’s Greenwood district. That area at the time was known as “Black Wall Street” for its thriving primarily minority-owned businesses. There, the president will announce a set of policies aimed at shrinking the “racial wealth gap.”

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