The Los Angeles Times reports Tuesday, on the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, that President Joe Biden has “struggle[d] to make progress on racial issues,” despite making the Black Lives Matter movement central to his 2020 campaign.
The Times notes:
Floyd’s family arrived at the White House on Tuesday, the anniversary of his death. But there was to be no bill-signing ceremony. Bipartisan negotiations on Capitol Hill have yet to produce a breakthrough, a reminder of the steep hurdles that Biden faces confronting the country’s entrenched racial problems and its political polarization.
When Biden declared victory over President Trump after November’s election, he said he had won a mandate “to achieve racial justice and root out systemic racism in this country.” He marked a rare moment of progress last week when he signed legislation to address hate crimes against Asian Americans, which have increased during the pandemic because the coronavirus originated in China.