Biden Spending Plan Cuts $40 Billion From Black Colleges

Donalds responds to Biden Cutting Funding for Black Colleges

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
October 11, 2021

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.:

Donalds comments reference an old remark then-candidate Biden made when he implied African Americans voting for Trump were not really black.

While this may look bad for the Biden Administration, Vice President Kamala Harris (D) was the first to ensure $25 million for her alma mater, Howard University early into her term.

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Jim McCool

Jim McCool

Jim is a graduate of Florida State University where he studied Political Science, Religion and Criminology. He has been a reporter for the Floridian since January of 2021 and will start law school in 2024.

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