Not all that long ago, as seen in the video below, it was then-Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) who said of then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” Biden said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”
It’s fairly obvious that in Biden’s eyes, only in storybooks can a black guy be articulate, bright, clean, and nice-looking. Equally obvious, that is until Barack Obama rolled into town. You think Biden might have already known that Obama was looking for a running mate?
Yet as it turns out, Biden’s fairly insulting and derogatory comments aimed at American citizens of African lineage isn’t exactly something new.
According to the Washington Examiner, Biden argued in 1975 favor of segregation… on the flimsiest of reasoning;
Joe Biden, weighing a 2020 White House bid, once advocated continued school segregation in the United States, arguing that it benefited minorities and that integration would prevent black people from embracing “their own identity.”
Biden was speaking in 1975, when he opposed the federally mandated busing policy designed to end segregation in schools. In the past few decades, he has claimed he wanted desegregation but believed the policy of busing would not achieve it. Last year, he stated he had voted heroically to protect busing.
As reported by the Breitbart.com news portal, the reliably hard left-leaning journalist Ryan Grim of the Intercept, penned his tell-all book, We’ve Got People: From Jesse Jackson to AOC, the End of Big Money and the Rise of a Movement.
Perhaps unwittingly, Grim resurrected an episode of Biden’s past that he probably wishes the world would forget;
Grim cites Biden’s speech in 1973 to the City Club in Cleveland, where the then-newly elected senator opined about what he thought is “good for the Negro.”
“In 1973, during a speech at the City Club in Cleveland, Biden told an audience that the Nixon-era resurgence of Republicans in the South was a good thing,” Grim writes:
“I think the two-party system,” he said, “although my Democratic colleagues won’t like my saying this, is good for the South and good for the Negro, good for the black in the South. Other than the fact that [southern Senators] still call me boy, I think they’ve changed their mind a little bit.”
How little has changed for the Joe Biden of the 1970s. Not only was he a supporter of segregation decades ago, the present-day Joe Biden pretty much wants to keep inner-city blacks as uneducated as possible.
Yahoo News is reporting that when it comes to K-through-12 education, the ex-Veep would rather throw even more money at failing public schools, while simultaneously shuttering widely successful charter schools;
Speaking before a crowd of educators Tuesday evening, former Vice President Joe Biden said that some charter schools funnel money from public schools, and that he does not believe federal funds should go to for-profit charter schools.
“Any charter school system that does not allow for total enrollment… siphons off money for our public schools, which are already in enough trouble,” said Biden, a Democratic contender for president. When asked to clarify what Biden meant by “total enrollment,” his campaign said he “doesn’t want any charters to be able to have admissions tests.”
However, a vast majority of charter schools are open-enrollment and do not offer admission tests. Charters are a type of public school that are publicly funded but privately managed, and are supposed to accept all students, regardless of performance. Still, some have been criticized for cherry-picking or pushing out students with special needs.