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USA: Biden signs executive orders to promote racial equity02:30

USA: Biden signs executive orders to promote racial equity

United States, Washington DC
January 26, 2021 at 20:50 GMT +00:00 · Published

US President Joe Biden signed executive orders to promote racial equity on Wednesday in Washington DC.

"We are not just a nation morally deprived, because of systemic racism. We are also less prosperous. Less successful. Less secure. So we must change. And I know it's going to take time, but I know we can do it. I firmly believe the nation is ready to change. But the government has to change as well. We need to make equity and justice part of what we do every day," Biden said.

The four executive orders include redressing the country's history of discriminatory housing practices and policies; eliminating the use of privately operated criminal detention facilities in a bid to reform the incarceration system; and condemnation of racism, xenophobia, and intolerance against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

"I think the country’s ready. And I know this administration is," Joe Biden concluded.

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US President Joe Biden signed executive orders to promote racial equity on Wednesday in Washington DC.

"We are not just a nation morally deprived, because of systemic racism. We are also less prosperous. Less successful. Less secure. So we must change. And I know it's going to take time, but I know we can do it. I firmly believe the nation is ready to change. But the government has to change as well. We need to make equity and justice part of what we do every day," Biden said.

The four executive orders include redressing the country's history of discriminatory housing practices and policies; eliminating the use of privately operated criminal detention facilities in a bid to reform the incarceration system; and condemnation of racism, xenophobia, and intolerance against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

"I think the country’s ready. And I know this administration is," Joe Biden concluded.