The Hill: Think small business relief was a 'Success'? Ask businesses in communities of color
With coronavirus cases surging and a long winter ahead, many businesses are worried they won’t survive past the holidays. But if one thing is clear at this point in the pandemic, it’s that President Trump and his allies in the Senate have turned their backs on too many small businesses, workers, and their families.
An Accountable.US analysis from this summer showed that the ten congressional districts with the highest percentage of Black residents got nearly $13 billion less in PPP funding than the ten districts with the lowest percentage of Black residents. Without fixes to the program, there is no reason to believe the next round of loans will go any differently, and too many businesses in communities of color will be denied access to this funding.