Pressley: You 'Can't Be Anti-Racist' if You Don't Want to Cancel Student Debt'
'Squad' member turns student debt into race-baiting
Democratic "Squad" member Rep. Ayanna Pressley claimed that those who don't support canceling student debt must be "racist."
In a tweet, Pressley shared a Washington Post article detailing people's stories across America with student debts.
The Massachusetts Democrat said that a person cannot stand against racism if they don’t support canceling student debt.
"You can't be anti-racist if you're anti-student debt cancellation.'
The article shared by the far-left Democrat included the stories of multiple people with student loan debts, saying 45 million Americans who took out student loans hold a cumulative debt of $1.7 trillion.
You can't be anti-racist if you're anti student debt cancellation. https://t.co/Woi5S1rDX2— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) April 12, 2021
54% of all student debt is owed by "White and Caucasian student borrowers," according to EducationData.org.
But the website wrote that "Black and African American college graduates owe an average of $25,000 more in student loan debt than white college graduates."
Pressley’s comments come as fellow progressives have made the cancellation of student loans one of their top priorities.
Far-left lawmakers have been pressuring Joe Biden to strike away student debt since he entered office.
Last week, Omar thanked her "co-conspirators" Pressley and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., for their "efforts" in pushing for student loan cancellation.
Warren called the idea "a matter of racial, economic, and generational justice" in a tweet while Schumer said he thought that day "would be a great day" for Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to cancel student debt.
Last year, Pressley claimed that canceling student debt will “ensure” an “equitable” economic recovery following the coronavirus pandemic lockdowns.
"I’m going to continue to fight for reoccurring stimulus payments, for extended unemployment benefits, for eviction and foreclosure moratoriums, and for the canceling of student debt, you know, all of which I think are critical to meeting the scale and scope of this crisis and ensuring an equitable recovery.”
“I can only tell you what I have continued to advocate for is everything from paid leave, which, you know, these should not be controversial,” she added.
“The fact that people need to be able to stay home from work because they’re not feeling well or to take care of ill loved ones, again, canceling rent and mortgages, eviction and foreclosure moratoriums."