'Squad' member Ayanna Pressley: You 'can't be anti-racist' if you don't want to cancel student debt

In a tweet published on Monday, Pressley – one of the members of the “分隊” alongside Reps. アレクサンドリアオカシオコルテス, D-N.Y。, イルハン・オマル, D-Minn。, and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. – shared an article by the ワシントンポスト that detailed the stories of people across America with student debts.

Alongside the article, the Massachusetts Democrat claimed that a person cannot stand against racism if they don’t support canceling student debt.

You can’t be anti-racist if you’re anti student debt cancellation,” wrote Pressley.

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The article shared by Pressley included the stories of multiple people with student loan debts, と言った 45 million Americans who took out student loans hold a cumulative debt of $ 1.7 兆.

による EducationData.org, 約 54% of all student debt is owed byWhite and Caucasian student borrowers.” しかしながら, the website also wrote thatBlack and African American college graduates owe an average of $ 25,000 more in student loan debt than White college graduates.

Pressley’s latest eyebrow-raising comment comes as progressives have made the cancellation of student loans one of their top priorities.

Progressive lawmakers have been pushing President Biden to strike away student debt with a stroke of his pen since day one of his presidency.

最近, many progressives have been pounding the drum for student loan debt to be canceled as Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona looks into the Biden administration’s legal authority to cut the debt.

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先週, Omar thanked herco-conspiratorsPressley and Sen. エリザベスウォーレン, D-マス。, 上院多数党首チャック・シューマー, D-N.Y。, for their “この問題に精通している人の一人は、ロシア人が何をしているのかについて最近の諜報報告があったことを確認しました” in pushing for student loan cancellation.

Warren called the ideaa matter of racial, economic and generational justicein a tweet while Schumer said he thought that daywould be a great dayfor Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to cancel student debt.

担当者. Ro Khanna, D-Calif。, also signaled his support for the move, writing that Bidencan cancel up to $ 50,000 of student loan debt for the American people with the stroke of a pen.

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