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Analysis: Only time will tell just how 'big and bold' Biden's infrastructure plan is for Black Americans

April 7, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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President Joe Biden delivers a speech on infrastructure spending at Carpenters Pittsburgh Training Center, Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Joe Biden's newly unveiled $2 trillion American Jobs Plan, which is designed to revive the US's infrastructure and tackle the climate crisis over the next eight years, offers some Black Americans hope -- balanced with caution.

Washington (CNN)President Joe Biden's newly unveiled $2 trillion American Jobs Plan, which is designed to revive the US's infrastructure and tackle the climate crisis over the next eight years, offers some Black Americans hope -- balanced with caution.

For instance, Biden would spend $20 billion on "a new program that will reconnect neighborhoods cut off by historic investments and ensure new projects increase opportunity, advance racial equity and environmental justice, and promote affordable access," per the White House Fact Sheet.

Biden's plan mentions the highway by name as an example of a previous transportation investment that, over the decades, has harmed communities.

In addition, Biden would spend $45 billion on replacing all of the country's lead pipes and service lines because "no American family should still be receiving drinking water through lead pipes and service lines," as the fact sheet puts it.

Enyia expanded on the importance of the caregiving plank of Biden's plan, which would provide $400 billion to "solidify the infrastructure of our care economy" via bolstering home care services, per the fact sheet.

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