Although Congressional Democrats have shown their ability to spend trillions of dollars less than a year into the Biden era, the new high spending bills show Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) funding cut significantly. President Joe Biden’s (D) spending plan may cost HBCU’s over $40 billion in funding.
Contrary to the rhetoric surrounding the 2020 election cycle, President Biden may not be giving back to the African Americans that he claimed to be their clear choice for President. Famously, former President Donald Trump (R) is even credited with saving Historically Black Colleges as a whole, signing a bipartisan bill that ensures HBCUs are guaranteed $250 million annually.
Biden’s plan is now cutting close to that number, lowering his original funding projections of $45 billion to a mere $2 billion, in comparison.
The $2 billion is more accurately set to $1.45 billion, which will not be paid in full. The legislation plans to distribute the money from 2022-26.
Now, US Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL), a graduate of Florida A&M University, called out “you ain’t black” Biden on Twitter for hypocrisy over the issue.:
As someone who went to an HBCU, @FAMU_1887, I was proud to see the “white supremacist” bad orange man supply HBCUs with record funding throughout his tenure. Now, “you ain’t Black” Biden is planning to cut funding to HBCUs drastically. Wake up 🇺🇸! https://t.co/moOuA9pppX
— Byron Donalds (@ByronDonalds) October 8, 2021
Donalds comments reference an old remark then-candidate Biden made when he implied African Americans voting for Trump were not really black.