Maya Rockeymoore tells the AFRO’s Charles D. Ellison that Trump’s infrastructure improvement plan may not benefit African-American workers.
Rockeymoore worries that implementation of any Trump infrastructure plan could be a trap. “What’s interesting is that the way this is done is going to matter,” Rockeymoore told the AFRO. “The plan is to finance it with international funders and hedge funds, but that’s done in such a way for companies to come in to charge tolls, fines, and fees as a form of ownership over this infrastructure. That’s predatory capitalism. It will be done in a way that squeezes individuals and families, but also the public sector.”