Donald Trump is slated to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus on Wednesday, USA Today reports.
The White House will host the meeting with the organization’s executive committee and comes as Trump makes his way through the first couple of months of being president. His relationship with minorities can be described as fractured at best.
People of color have questioned the amount of time it took for Trump to condemn Former Ku Klux Klan Imperial Wizard, David Duke, who is a supporter of Trump.
Many have also criticized Trump’s attorney general pick Jeff Sessions. Sessions has a history of not showing support for voting rights and alleged police misconduct.
Earlier this month, Attorney General Sessions reportedly contacted NAACP President, Cornell William Brooks, and National Urban League President, Marc Morial, to discuss their views and hopes.
U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), along with five members of the Congressional Black Caucus’ executive committee, will be at Wednesday’s meeting. The group is expected to discuss criminal justice reform, education, health and the proposed budget, The Washington Post reported.
“I decided to accept the president’s meeting request because there is no one around him who can provide the perspective and expertise that the CBC can provide,” Richmond said in a statement sent to the Post. “I hope the president leaves the meeting with a better understanding of the challenges African-Americans face, and how racism and discrimination in this country helped create those challenges.”
Other lawmakers scheduled to attend are Democrats André Carson of Indiana, Karen Bass of California, Gwen Moore of Wisconsin, Brenda Lawrence of Michigan and Anthony G. Brown of Maryland.