How White Privilege Stopped Black and Latino Middle Class Student Debt Forgiveness Seekers, Education Devalued

Yesterday, a statement from Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on District Court in Texas Ruling on the Biden-Harris Administration Student Debt Relief Program, It Was A Trump Backed Judge BTW.

Read the statement below:

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona issued the following statement regarding today’s district court ruling on student debt relief :

“We believe strongly that the Biden-Harris Student Debt Relief Plan is lawful and necessary to give borrowers and working families breathing room as they recover from the pandemic and to ensure they succeed when repayment restarts.

“We are disappointed in the decision of the Texas court to block loan relief moving forward. Amidst efforts to block our debt relief program, we are not standing down. The Department of Justice has appealed today’s decision on our behalf, and we will continue to keep borrowers informed about our efforts to deliver targeted relief.  

“More than 26 million borrowers have provided the information needed to process their applications for relief and 16 million applications have been approved and sent to loan servicers to be discharged when allowed by the courts.  

“Separately, we remain committed to taking other actions to fix longstanding issues in the student loan forgiveness system and hold schools accountable for leaving students with mountains of debt and without the skills and preparation to find good jobs.  

“Despite this decision, we will never stop fighting for the millions of hardworking students and borrowers across the country.”

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the administration disagreed with Thursday’s ruling and the Department of Justice had filed an appeal. She said so far 26 million people had applied for debt relief, and 16 million people had already had their relief approved. The Department of Education would “quickly process their relief once we prevail in court,” she said.

Those seeking relief, like activist Tahyira Savanna, who told her followers that this was a campaign wish and reminded Black millennials that education itself, also known as wokeness as per Gov De Santis down in Florida, has been under assault since the exit polls results of the 2008 Presidential Election.

An update on #studentloanforgiveness 😀 #VeryInteresting @seccardona We appreciate you trying. @joebiden x @vp 🇺🇸 Your actions still reflect We The People so thank you for running. Ya cant make this up. To everyone on a financial pause again today, you are not alone. 26 Million applications for middle class relief is on hold bc two trolls felt they weren’t privileged enough to be included. The court sided with the trolls. Man your battle stations. 👩🏾‍🎓🤑🗣️

After the college tuition scandal, one would hope that access to education for those who want to go should be something accessible. One of the plaintiffs of the Texas lawsuit, Alexander Taylor, whose images are nowhere to be found publicly so we are not sure of his race or what school he attended, said that because he was not applicable for the Pell Grant, the relief would not help him.

Pell Grants are given out to those seeking deeper financial help which fall to demographics like first generation born Americans, immigrants, and low-income families. The Texas court said that Taylor’s rights were not considered when the Biden administration created the plan. Taylor does not qualify for loan relief or the loan itself but sought a lawsuit that said he felt like his personal human rights were being trampled on. The other plaintiff, Myra Brown, whose photo was found on Reddit, also claims that her personal rights were not considered because the Biden Administration didn’t publicly open a forum for those seeking relief who did not qualify. Brown did not qualify because her loans are commercially held. What about the 26 million Americans who applied?

Can Black people sue the government for not giving them financial loans after the 13th amendment?

Hmm…housing loans with Freddie Mac? Let’s try educational loans. No. Why? Because Black Americans do not have privileges. They are descendants of a groups of slaves who came to the U.S. for free labor. They are the group that had to fight through the democratic political landscape after the Southern lost of the Civil War to be seen as equal. They fought for access to the ballot to choose their leaders and to access to education, to teach their communities. That is all displayed through American history. Women, since the Dodds decision of June 2022, have been reduced to 2nd class citizens based on the right to stay pregnant or not. No laws have been passed about men. As the United States tilts further towards control and farther away from freedoms, we think about the students at Robb Elementary, who will grow up to be the future of America. We know they will be better because what they’ve endured is harsh. Changes come from those who have had enough.

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