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www.npr.org: Biden White House Aims To Advance Racial Equity With Executive Actions

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Biden White House Aims To Advance Racial Equity With Executive ActionsEnlarge this image toggle caption Drew Angerer/Getty Images Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesUpdated at 3:33 p.m.

In announcing the actions, Biden cited the killing of George Floyd, a Black man, by a Minneapolis police officer last May, which touched off demonstrations in cities across the United States.

But Rice said the order does not apply to private prisons used by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Tuesday’s measures continue Biden’s rollout of more than 20 executive actions in his administration’s first days.

One executive action signed last week requires all federal departments and agencies to look for ways to address racial equity.

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