(UnitedVoice.com) – Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden says he will help the African American community more than anyone else. In contrast to his words, though, we have over forty years of Biden’s actions and political decisions to show that in fact, he might not be as good for Black Americans as he is making it appear.
The 1994 Violence Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act
In the early 90s, President Bill Clinton hoped to reduce crime, and then-congressman Joe Biden wanted to help. He helped author the 1994 Crime Law, which led to the disproportionate mass incarceration of Black Americans.
Biden still publicly supported this law in 2016. Parts of his speech in support of the bill can be seen here:
1993 video of Joe Biden responsible for the 1994 Crime Bill that led to the mass incarceration of Black men in America. "We have predators on our streets." "They are beyond the pale many of those people." Pt2 pic.twitter.com/AP0QksxlCb
— Leni (@TweetLeni) November 2, 2020
African-American author Candace Owens shared that it isn’t just Joe Biden’s laws, either, that affect Black communities:
It wasn’t just @JoeBiden. It was the entire Democratic establishment that enslaved, segregated, and have now re-enslaved millions of blacks families through their bacterial polices.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) November 3, 2020
Biden Opposed Desegregation of Schools
In the 70s, cities and states began busing Black students to White schools, as busing was shown to improve the education of Black students without hampering the learning of White students. However, Biden opposed this mandated busing and considered changing the Constitution to help prevent it.
Biden’s running mate, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) called him out during the Democratic Presidential Debate for these actions and his relationships with senators that “built their reputations and career on the segregation of race in this country.”
— Vox (@voxdotcom) June 28, 2019
Continued Remarks Against Black Americans
While Biden has supported legislation hurting African-American communities, he also has a knack for making disrespectful comments. When speaking about Senator Barack Obama in 2007, Biden said he was “the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” clearly overlooking many African-Americans in our country.
In a Spring 2020 interview with Charlamagne tha God, Biden said that any African-American voting for Trump “ain’t Black.”
Biden appears to have a long history of disrespecting African Americans. His proposed policies will only hurt Black Americans, restricting their business opportunities, and likely forcing them to rely on his government programs, rather than giving them the freedom to prosper.
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