Bill De Blasio’s Progressive Contract With America Leaves African-Americans Out (VIDEO)

On Tuesday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will unveil what is being called a “progressive contract with America.”

De Blasio’s 13-point plan includes:

  • Universal pre-kindergarten
  • Paid family leave
  • $15 minimum wage
  • Higher taxes on the wealthy
  • Opposition to unfair trade laws
  • Comprehensive immigration reform

All of these items highlighted sound wonderful, but according Roland Martin, something is missing.

Martin, host of NewsOne Now, explained the “progressive contract with America” lacks language addressing:

  • Police brutality
  • Schools not jails
  • Mass incarceration

“Why is it that White progressives somehow can’t focus on those issues, yet somehow, as Rashad Robinson of [says], ‘they present these nice sort of race neutral policies that they want Black folks to get behind.”

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