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NAACP president slams Biden’s budget for failing to include student debt cancellation

FILE - NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson addresses the 110th NAACP National Convention in Detroit on July 22, 2019. CBS Television and the NAACP have reached an agreement to develop content to further tell stories of the African American experience. The partnership will focus on creating and producing scripted, unscripted and documentary content for the studio’s broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

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On the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, President Joe Biden unveiled plans to address the racial wealth gap in the country. But those plans did not include student debt cancellation, which the president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) called a missed opportunity.

“While many components of President Biden’s budget appear to be encouraging, when it comes to addressing America’s racial wealth gap, it fails to address a key issue at the core of the racial wealth gap, the student loan debt crisis,” Derrick Johnson, president of the details ⇒

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