Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks at the North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) 2019 legislative conference in Washington, U.S., April 10, 2019 (REUTERS/Yuri Gripas).
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) unveiled a comprehensive higher education plan on Monday that will help fund historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs), as well as eliminate student loan debt and create free public college.
Warren’s education plan would cancel 95 percent of some student loan debt for the nearly 45 million Americans with debt and eliminate student loan debt for 75 percent of people. Her plan also states that the program will “substantially increase Black and Latinx wealth, and help close the racial wealth gap.” Warren also called for $50 billion in funding for HBCUs.
“For decades, Black Americans were kept out of higher education by virtue of overtly discriminatory policies. Even as the Civil Rights Movement rolled back racially discriminatory admissions policies,…
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