Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks during the National Action Network Convention on April 4, 2019, in New York (Shutterstock).
Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, introduced a new plan to dismantle the “racist structures and systems” in the country.
Buttigieg named his ambitious new platform “The Douglass Plan” in honor of abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The South Bend, Indiana mayor has faced increased scrutiny from his Black constituents and recent national polls show him polling at zero percent among Black voters, Vox reported.
The 18-page platform aims to reform healthcare, criminal justice, education, entrepreneurship, and voting rights on a federal level. Buttigieg first announced his plan in an op-ed for the Charleston Chronicle in June, CNN reported.
“We have lived in the shadow of systemic racism for too long,” Buttigieg said in a statement. “The Douglass Plan will help heal our deep racial divides with bold…
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