(ReliableNews.org) – As President Donald Trump faces the end of his first term in office, it’s fitting to take a few moments to consider his accomplishments regarding minorities. For the past four years, he has claimed to have done more for blacks than any president since Abraham Lincoln, and he frequently speaks of his work with other minority groups in the country. So let’s take a quick look at a couple of his key victories.
President Trump scored a huge win for minorities with the passage of the First Step Act. America’s prisons are filled with a disproportionately high number of minorities. The act provided inmates the opportunity to reduce the amount of time served and eliminated antiquated mandatory sentences for drug offenses, which hit minorities harder than whites.
He also forced Mexico to reform its labor laws as a condition of continued trade with the United States. Although that compromise doesn’t directly impact most Americans, it served the purpose of setting a new standard for Hispanic laborers across North America.
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In addition to policy revisions, President Trump also took an interest in minorities on a personal level, like granting clemency to Alice Johnson, a 63-year-old woman of color who had been serving time in prison in Alabama for over 20 years.
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