7 Scary Things Black Folks Should Never Forget About Trump

Sure! Here is a written news article about the scary things Black people faced during Trump's presidency:

Trump's Flub of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Trump administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic was a disaster for the country as a whole, but even worse for the Black community. Trump consistently overruled the advice of medical experts on how to handle the pandemic and failed to put safety precautions in place to protect workers, meaning that Black people suffered disproportionately both in terms of case numbers and death rates.

MAGA and White Supremacy

The slogan "Make America Great Again," or MAGA, became a racist rallying cry for Trump supporters during his presidency. White supremacists and neo-Nazis organized rallies and protests across the country, often with the attendees shouting hateful, sexist, and homophobic chants. Trump's presidency allowed these ideologies to thrive and be showcased on a national platform.

The Rise in Hate Crimes

Data released by the FBI in 2020 showed that hate crimes had soared to their highest level since 2008, with murders motivated by hate more than doubling from 2018 to 2019. Disturbingly, Black people were the largest group affected by these crimes, making up nearly half of the offenses at 48.4%, and these crimes were often fueled by anti-Black bias.

Tougher Immigration Laws and Migrant Deaths

Trump's immigration policies made it harder for Black and brown immigrants to enter the US, leading to a decrease in refugee admissions and a spike in visa rejections. During his term, ICE custody deaths rose to 24, with at least four more dying shortly after being released. These numbers don't account for the migrants who died in the custody of other federal agencies.

National Guard Deployed Against Black Lives Matter Protesters

Trump's order to deploy thousands of National Guard troops to Washington, D.C., in response to protests over the murder of George Floyd put Black Americans in harm's way. Esper alleges that Trump asked about shooting protesters during the civil unrest of 2020.

Incitement of Violence on January 6

Trump's encouragement of his supporters to protest in Washington during his election campaign, along with his lies about the election being stolen, directly led to the January 6 attack on the Capitol. The DOJ has since stated that 116 of the prosecuted rioters were charged with entering a restricted area with a deadly weapon.

Supreme Court Nominations

Trump has nominated and successfully placed conservative judges on the Supreme Court who will likely vote to overturn Roe v. Wade and affirmative action, both of which heavily impact the Black community and people of color.

Despite Trump's best efforts during his presidency to harm the Black community, it is important to remember that Biden has enacted policies to counteract these negative actions since taking office.

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