My Position on Advancing Racial Justice
We must build an America that lives up to its ideals of justice and equality for all. That means fully reckoning with our country’s history, which has been marked with systems of oppression since slavery. In addition to its social impacts, these systems prevented generations of people who look like me from building wealth and a better future for the coming generations. Still today, Atlanta has the widest racial wealth gap in the country, and the average white household has nearly eight times the wealth of the average Black household. It’s time to think even bigger about justice to create a more equitable and prosperous future for all.
In Congress, I am committed to policies that eliminate racial bias in policing and the justice system, close the racial wealth gap, produce thoughtful reparations, and create opportunity for the most marginalized communities. From securing $1 billion in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to reconnect communities of color divided by interstate highways to leading the Abolition Amendment to end the slavery exception in the 13th Amendment, I approach every policy in Congress with a focus on racial equity.