Joe Biden used a racist remark in public that will have you rolling your eyes
Joe Biden is one of the most gaffe-prone politicians in American history.
Many of Biden’s worst verbal slip ups involve the issue of race.
And Joe Biden used a racist remark in public that will have you rolling your eyes.
Joe Biden’s handlers try to limit the opportunity for him to speak in public.
Scripted or unscripted, Joe Biden’s cognitive decline always presents the potential for embarrassment.
As Biden has grown older and his mental faculties have faded, his propensity for racial gaffes has only increased.
The latest example came during a fundraiser in Chicago where Biden spoke about his youth in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in the years before the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision that desegregated the schools.
Biden related to the crowd that he used to see busloads of black school children – who Biden referred to as “negroes on the bus” – separate from the white children.
And I remember, dropped off in the parking lot, I’d always see this bus go by. And they’re all Black kids on the bus. At the time, they weren’t called “Black kids”; there were “negroes” on the bus.
And I asked why. She told me they weren’t allowed to go to school — and this was before Brown vs. the Board in Delaware, which — and we were one of the cases — Delaware was — in Brown vs. the Board. And I thought to myself, “What’s going on?”
But the point is that — think about it. Think about it: where we are today, what we’re fighting over. There are more restrictive efforts to restrict the right to vote today than there’d been in my whole political career. I thought we were well beyond that.
Biden’s 2008 Presidential campaign fell apart because of racial gaffes about how “clean and articulate” Barack Obama was and how he couldn’t go into a 7-11 without seeing someone with an Indian accent working behind the counter.
But Biden using the word “negro” created a different problem.
Biden using an antiquated term only served to highlight just how old Joe Biden really is.
The Supreme Court handed down the Brown v. Board decision in 1954.
That means Biden was talking about his childhood in the late 40s or early 1950s.
Biden bringing attention to his age also reminds Americans of the fact that he will be 82-years old if he decides to run for re-election in 2024.
And if Biden actually seeks a second term, the questions about if he will be fit to serve as President until he is 86-years old will raise major red flags about his candidacy.