Joe Biden said that he’s running for president to ease the racial divisions of our time.
He says he resolved to run after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017, which was proven to be a false statement afterward.
Joe Biden needs to stop talking about race.
The subject is a tongue twister for Joe Biden, who bluntly says things that are off-color when talking about, well, color. In five decades of public service — including 36 years in the U.S. Senate — Biden has often seemed to be missing a sensitivity filter when race came up. Whether he was joking about how the racist 1994 crime bill he authored did “everything but hang people for jaywalking” or insinuating Black parents don’t know “how to raise their children” without help from social workers, he would say whatever popped into his head.
Joe Biden once called state-mandated school integration “the most racist concept you can come up with,” and Barack Obama “the first sort of mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean.” He was a staunch opponent of “forced busing” in the 1970s, and leading crusader for mass incarceration throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s. Uncle Joe has described African-American felons as “predators” too sociopathic to rehabilitate — and white supremacist senators as his friends.
And now, oddly enough, at 78, Biden may have hit his stride and found something valuable to say on the topic of race.
Biden said this valuable thing during what was supposed to be a “closed” and off-the-record Zoom call that he and Kamala Harris had with so-called civil rights leaders.
With respect, I say “so-called” to make a larger point: While many people think that “civil rights” is synonymous with the rights of African Americans, the reality on the ground has evolved.
The organizers of the Zoom call specifically told participants that it was not to be recorded — presumably so that Biden and Harris would not be held accountable for anything they said, promised, or pledged. But someone did record it. And then that person mischievously circulated the recording.
At one segment of the conversation, he started schooling the black civil rights leaders.
He lost patience with critics who insisted that he isn’t doing enough to bring people who look like them into the Cabinet — including African Americans.
“Let’s get something straight,” Biden said. “You shouldn’t be disappointed. What I’ve done so far is more than anyone else has done.”
Now for the Grand Prize winner. “By 2040, this country is going to be minority white, European,” Biden said. “You hear me? Minority white European.”
White folks don’t like hearing that.
“You guys are going to have to start working more with Hispanics, who make up a larger portion of the population than y’all do!” Biden said.
The conversation in the video below:
Many liberals might not want to admit but this is a racist rant and Joe Biden is the last person that should talk about racism!