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Article by Bryan Howard
February 4, 2019
In a shocking turn of events (deep sarcasm) Joe Biden is a raging racist according to his past stances on Civil Rights policy. During the 70’s Joe Biden firmly opposed the policy of busing black kids to other schools in an attempt to desegregate. Biden took the racist with the likes of Democrat Robert Byrd who fought desegregation tooth and nail during the civil rights era.
The Washington Examiner broke a story that shows Joe Biden’s comments in an interview with NPR in 1976, which was between Biden, the host, and black Republican Senator Edward Brooke.
The comments Washington Examiner exposes shows Joe Biden lied when he claimed last year that he voted heroically to protect busing. The Examiner shows Biden opposed the busing desegregation at every turn.
Washington Examiner reported,
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.
In 2008, after being chosen as Barack Obama’s vice-presidential running mate he said: “The struggle for civil rights was the animating political element of my life.” He appears poised to make his civil rights record a centerpiece of any campaign, telling an audience in Fort Lauderdale this week that “I came out of the civil rights movement. He added that he first became aware of what an “awful thing” segregation was as a third grader when he asked his mother why a bus was taking black children to a school away from where they lived.
But 44 years ago, facing a backlash against busing from white voters, the future vice president voiced concerns not just about the policy of busing, which he had supported when first seeking election in 1972, but about the impact of desegregation on American society. He argued that segregation was good for blacks and was what they wanted.
Washington Examiner wrote, “I think the concept of busing … that we are going to integrate people so that they all have the same access and they learn to grow up with one another and all the rest, is a rejection of the whole movement of black pride,”said Biden. Desegregation, he argued, was “a rejection of the entire black awareness concept, where black is beautiful, black culture should be studied; and the cultural awareness of the importance of their own identity, their own individuality.”
Washington Examiner noted, “Biden said in the interview, during which he was speaking with Brooke, the African-American Republican senator, that “busing doesn’t work,” but he went on to say he had a philosophical as well as a practical objection to it: Busing would lead to “a totally homogeneous society” that would be to the detriment of black people.”
Biden stated, “There are those of we social planners who think somehow that if we just subrogate [sic] man’s individual characteristics and traits by making sure that a presently heterogeneous society becomes a totally homogeneous society, that somehow we’re going to solve our social ills. And quite to the contrary.”
The Examiner reported: “Brooke was bemused by Biden’s stance, saying, ‘I don’t think it’s a new liberalism to say that, you know, you can’t support busing.’ He added: ‘Actually, more than 40 percent ride buses to school every day. If it is used, he’s not against it for consolidation of schools, obviously, he’s against it for the desegregation of schools.’
The Examiner wrote, “In September 1975, Biden supported an anti-busing amendment to a federal bill. It was proposed by Sen. Jesse Helms of North Carolina, a segregationist until at least the 1960s and regarded by most to be a racist. Delighted by Biden’s shift, Helms welcomed him “to the ranks of the enlightened.””
The Examiner wrote, “Biden also supported an anti-busing amendment by Sen. Robert Byrd, a senator from West Virginia and a Democrat who had renounced his racist past, which included being a recruiter for the Ku Klux Klan and rising to the title of kleagle and exalted cyclops of his local chapter.”
Joe Biden is expected to run for President in 2020 in the Democrat primaries and is the heavy favorite to win. It is likely Biden will claim Republicans are racists and he is the only one who can protect black people from being put back to Jim Crow laws. However, we need to remind everyone that Joe Biden fought to keep Jim Crow Laws around during his political career. Biden should not be allowed a pass on this nefarious stance he took and should be held responsible for supporting racist anti-busing laws.