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Biden’s “pledge” to Fix Race-Relations is Stymied by His Record and the President’s Accomplishments


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Shortly after President Trump delivered a historic speech in front of Mount Rushmore on Friday night, presidential hopeful Joe Biden released an Independence Day video message of his own focusing, in part, on racial issues. In his message, Biden pledged to end systemic racism and blamed the president for the divisiveness within the United States. The trouble, of course, is that Biden’s “quest” and commitment to fix race relations is significantly tainted because of his record and the president’s many successes with regard to black Americans. In essence, Biden’s “quest” to “fix” race relations only seems to apply when he is not engaged in the very wrong that he allegedly wants to correct.

According to Biden, his election in November would give the country the opportunity to “rip the roots of systemic racism out of this country.” Moreover, in a separate opinion piece published by NBC News, Biden blamed Trump for the division in the country. In essence, Biden is asking the American people to believe that he is their savior, the “messiah” who will unite the nation and bring all people together in peace, love, and harmony.

While Biden wants the American public to buy into his “pledge” to end/reduce racism throughout the country, he is, once again, haunted by his record. For example, according to Business Insider, citing a NY Times story, in 1977, Biden made very controversial remarks relating to busing and racial issues and was one of the Senate’s most vocal opponents to court-ordered busing. At a congressional hearing about anti-busing legislation, Biden stated:

Unless we do something about this, my children are going to grow up in a jungle, the jungle being a racial jungle with tensions having built so high that it is going to explode at some point. We have got to make some move on this.”

According to Business Insider, Biden was concerned that court-ordered busing would lead to a “race war” and cause resentment among black and white statements:

“You take people who aren’t racist, people who are good citizens, who believe in equal education and opportunity, and you stunt their children’s intellectual growth by busing them to an inferior school, and you’re going to fill them with hatred,” he said of a busing plan that would bus white students from the suburbs to urban schools.

He extended his concerns to a hypothetical black student from Wilmington too, wondering, “you send him to Alexis I. DuPont, bus him through Centerville every day, then send him back to the ghetto. How can he be encouraged to love his white brothers?”

Is this what Biden means by “fixing” race-relations?

Aside from these controversial and divisive comments, Biden’s record is marred by other such comments and/or examples. As reported by the Washington Examiner:

Biden told a largely black audience in Virginia during President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign that Republican candidate Mitt Romney was “going to put you all back in chains” should he win the election. And prior to Obama’s election to the White House, Biden called Obama the “first mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”

“I mean, that’s a storybook, man,” Biden said at the time.

In 2019, Biden told a group of his supporters that “poor kids” were just as clever and talented as “white kids.” Finally, during a recent interview, Biden, in essence, told black voters how they should behave. According to Fox News, Biden stated, “I tell you if you’ve got a problem figuring out if you’re for me or for Trump, then you ain’t black.” This comment immediately faced backlash, leading a Biden aide to abruptly try to end the interview.

These examples cast serious doubt about the notion that Biden intends to “rip the roots” out of systemic racism and/or fix race relations. To the contrary, they are all controversial and directly relate to race-relations and/or stereotypes that he associates with different races. Rather than serving to calm emotions, they inflame and incite anger and resentment. However, Biden is stuck because his record speaks for itself. He is like a deponent who testifies under oath and later tries to change his answers because they do not fit a particular narrative/story. Unfortunately for Biden, he cannot take back his comments.

Further adding to Biden’s troubling record and his “pledge” to end systemic racism and/or fix race relations is the fact that President Trump, for example, has dramatically helped black Americans. More particularly, according to Newsmax, Trump signed the First Step Act into law, where 91% of the total inmates released have been Black Americans! President Trump also provided funding for historically black colleges and universities, reduced unemployment levels for black men and women to their lowest levels in modern history (the coronavirus has obviously impacted these employment numbers), and reduced dependency on food stamps by black Americans by encouraging (and helping) them to work.

Last Friday, after the U.S. Navy Blue Angels dazzled the thousands of onlookers, President Trump addressed the nation in front of Mount Rushmore, denounced “far-left fascism,” and defended Judeo-Christian principles.

His opponent, on the other hand, merely sent a video in hopes of garnering support and erasing a record that will stick with him long after the November elections have come and gone.

Reprinted with Permission from - Thoughtfully Conservative by - Mr. Hakim

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1 month ago

Ol` Joe has been in Washington 50 years and now he is going to fix the problems in Washington!?? JOE, YOU ARE THE PROBLEM!

Wayne Peterkin
1 month ago

Biden’s a typical Democrat. That is he’s a liar who has been making empty promises to minorities for decades while the GOP has delivered the only real improvements. The Democrats sell snake-oil and ignorant people buy it. They still do. Remember the Democrats were the party of slavery, the party of the KKK, the party opposing integration of schools and everything else, the party that opposed the Civil Rights Act until they saw a political benefit for supporting it, and are still today the party working to keep minorities poor and dependent of government. A wise black conservative wrote recently… Read more »

Patriot Will
1 month ago

Sadly, Biden is not only crooked, he is also an extremely undiplomatic speaker who has a talent for insulting people and groups of people. The people who are for Joe Biden do not take him seriously when it comes to improving race relations. Supporters of Joe are either President Trump haters, ignorant of Joe’s true political history, and/or hard core Democrat partisans. Now with dementia added to Biden’s quirks, it becomes increasingly insane for voters to vote for “Good Old Joe!”

David Spade
1 month ago

Joe Biden has stuck his foot in his mouth so many times that you would think he might choke himself to death. He is, at best, disingenuous about anything he has said about race. He does not understand his comments in regard to his superior “white” perspective. It goes along with all of his other shortcomings including his failing mental capacity.

Mike D
1 month ago

Massa Joe sho gonna help all his poor black children as long as they stay in line.

Mary L Sedwick
1 month ago

I think the American people are smart enough to see through Biden.
The President isn’t dividing the nation, it’s the groups forming like antifa, and BLM whose agenda is violence and communism. Biden has been in politics for 50+ years and never did anything

Georgia Broz
1 month ago

The only thing Beiden will ever do is screw over the American citizens to accrue more money for himself and his worthless family.

1 month ago

Typical Democrat propaganda. Promise any and everything. Deliver nothing but their own agenda in the dark with Executive Orders. Just like his buddy Hussein. I can’t wait to see a live debate.

1 month ago

Rambling Joe thinks BLM means Biden Loves Marxism! To him, Blacks ain’t Black if they don’t vote for him yet he has a history of personal belief in segregation.

Arizona Don
1 month ago

If it were possible to bring America together President Trump would have done it by now. If it were possible to eliminate all racism in America President Trump would have done it by now. However, it is not possible to do either when one half of the nation is as hateful as these so called democrats are at this point. In case you did not realize it by now they are no longer just democrats at this point and even admit to being socialist democrats (a term used in 1930’s Germany) they are actually communist or marxist which are based on socialism. They will… Read more »

Mike B.
1 month ago

I’m not saying there is no raicism in America, however, “systematic racism”, I don’t see it. There are many black Americans who are very successful. As Dr. Martin L.King said, “a man should be judged by his character, not the color of his skin”. and I’d like to add, nor by his political leanings. There are good people and bad people, usually the bad ones encounter the police and our legal system. The democrat party has leaned so far to the left, their platform is a combination of communism /socialism.That’s not for me, I love my freedom and willing to… Read more »

Russel Goebert
1 month ago

Is he going to spray all of us “white weeds” with Roundup?

1 month ago

I encourage every voter to get out and vote for President Trump! The democrat communists will say anything to regain power! Just remember what democrat party really wants – the Green New Deal, socialized medicine, the elimination of law enforcement, legalizing millions of illegal citizens as voters – anything to overturn the will of the American people!

1 month ago

What “Fix the Race Relations” Joe? We were doing fine until Obama became president!

Brenda Blunt
1 month ago

Biden uses the monkey syndrome. Do as I say, not as I do. Biden is evil and will do want he wants despite needing to do what is right!! We already had eight years of him and do not need anymore!!

Stephen Russell
1 month ago

Biden U & your ilk created this mess since 1965 Its on your watch day 1

1 month ago

Joe Biden does not give the impression that he means what he says. That should matter. It did matter before political correctness took over thought.

David Wyncoop
1 month ago

Everything that comes from the left which includes the media of course is not only untrue but it is usually the very thing that they themselves endorse. Nothing new here but as for systemic racism, it doesn’t exist, check our history oops, they are trying to erase that aren’t they:) And as for divisiveness which can be pronounced two ways, it is a basic tenant of the left’s agenda. They love to use it against President Trump but of course, all you have to do is look at the facts. That’s right Joe, the facts which just so happen to… Read more »

1 month ago

Truth is the best defense!

Press ONE for English
1 month ago

The left is so gullible, so ready to willfully disregard reality, if someone confronts Crazy Joe with any of those statements, his reply is likely to be something along the lines of “I must have had my brain turned off that day.” To which the lefties will say, “See? He just had his brain turned off that day, is all. How can that be a problem? You must be a racist.”

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