BREAKING: Biden to order DOJ to end private
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- CNBC Now (@CNBCnow)
January 26, 2021
According to comprehensive reports, on the 26th local time, US President Biden signed a series of administrative measures surrounding the racial equality policy.He condemned racism and xenophobia, including the discrimination and prejudice faced by Asians during the new crown pandemic, "this is unacceptable."
On the same day, Biden publicly signed a number of administrative orders at the White House involving housing, prison reform, and aboriginal people, including a memorandum on condemning and combating racial discrimination and xenophobia against Asian Americans and people in Pacific island countries.
Biden said at the signing ceremony, "We have never truly achieved the founding principle of this country, that is, all people are born equal and have the right to be treated equally throughout their lives."
He added: “It’s time to take action, not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because if we do, all of us will benefit from it.”
Biden affirmed the contribution of Asian-Pacific descent in the executive order, "During the COVID-200 pandemic and throughout history, Asian-Pacific descent has made our country safer. It is estimated that XNUMX million Asian descents have served as medical personnel and first aid personnel in this crisis. Personnel and other important roles."
US media reported that Biden will ask the Department of Justice to assist in collecting more accurate data and report incidents of hatred and harassment against Asians.The advocacy organization "Asian Advancing Justice" (AAAJ) reported that during the pandemic, it received about 2600 self-reported hate incidents, ranging from verbal insults to physical violence.
On the other hand, Biden will also order the establishment of a police enforcement committee, which is to a certain extent in response to the "kneeling and killing" of the Minnesota man Freud by the police.
In addition, Biden will also require improvements in prison conditions and authorize the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development to promote fair housing policies.
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