Biden on race
I don't think Joe Biden is a racist... but I do think Joe Biden makes Donald Trump look refined and delicate on issues of race. It demonstrates those who oppose Trump but support Biden because of "race" are likely hypocrites. Examples:
- 1970's Biden opposed forced bussing in his state (but supported it for other states), claiming "he didn't want his kids to grow up in a "racial jungle" in regards to desegregation"
- 1994 Crime Bill (and mass incarceration in the entirety of 80's and 90's) got Joe Biden's full throated support calling blacks, "super predators": which is a sore spot for blacks persecuted under the bill. Joe claims it was other things (mandatory minimums) the was the bad part of the bill. There's a lot more nuance than the media simplification -- but in hindsight Biden was on the wrong side of the issue from a black/race PoV.
- 2007 During Obama's campaign he referred to Obama's charm as, "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,”... as if Barack was the first charming and articulate black politician in history? If a Republican had said that, the media would have crucified him.
- 2020.05.22 Biden goes on black radio host and twitter giant (Charlamagne the God's show) and replied "If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black." Activists were outraged that a white guy tried to be the arbiter of blackness. More rational people were outraged that the underlying point was that blacks couldn't have differing opinions or political leanings. Biden claimed it was just a joke... and about as funny as if he wore blackface and sang Mammy.