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Pressure Mounts for Biden-Harris Administration to Erase Student Loan Debt

Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Tanya Christian | Ebony
Jaylon Herbin
“The Biden-Harris administration announced almost exactly one year ago that it was taking steps to ‘narrow the racial wealth gap and reinvest in communities that have been left behind by failed policies.’ Canceling $50,000 in student loan debt is the minimum needed to begin addressing the racial wealth gap,” said Jaylon Herbin, policy and outreach manager and student loan lead at the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL). “Student debt most negatively impacts those historically marginalized through systemic inequalities that have only continued to grow. President Biden can and should use the authority of executive action to uphold the administration’s commitment to helping communities of color and women, who deserve the ability to build their American dream.”