Is Biden racist? After his African-American and Latino community comparison, Internet points out KKK connection

The former vice president's comparison between the two communities landed him in a soup as he faced Twitter wrath


                            Is Biden racist? After his African-American and Latino community comparison, Internet points out KKK connection
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Just when one thought that current President Donald Trump is the only one who stirs up controversy every day, former vice president Joe Biden joins this race as well. In an interview, released on August 6, Biden compared the diversity in African American and Latino communities and has since then had to face the wrath of the Internet.

According to ABC News, Biden was asked to opine about normalizing relations with Cuba and he went on to explain his view about the difference of opinion between two communities. As per the report, Biden said, “And by the way, what you all know but most people don't know, unlike the African American community with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things. You go to Florida you find a very different attitude about immigration in certain places than you do when you're in Arizona. So it's a very different, a very diverse community.” This statement was made to a panel of journalists at the National Association of Black Journalists-National Association of Hispanic Journalists 2020 virtual convention.

Trump definitely couldn’t let go of this opportunity and as quoted by a report said, “I just watched a clip and Joe Biden this morning totally disparaged and insulted the Black community. I don't know what's going on with him, but it was a very insulting statement he made.”And if Trump seized the opportunity, Twitter wouldn’t leave it either. Host and commentator Jesse Kelly said, "Just so we’re clear, what Joe Biden said in this 15 second video is more racist than anything Donald Trump has ever said in his life. Ever. It’s not even close. If a Republican or corporate CEO said this, he’d have been forced to resign before lunch today."



 

 

A user mocked Biden saying, "It’s been 10 minutes - time for Joe Biden to say something else racist as hell."



 

 

Another commented, "The way Joe Biden is so casually racist publicly."



 

 

Another user lashed out and said, "Joe Biden keeps saying racist stuff. No other way around it. Media covering for him whilst lynching Kanye West, who said nothing untrue or that he doesn't believe, really says something. Take this message to Black voters and watch the country unite against our oligarchs."



 

 

Actor James Woods commented, "#JoeBiden is the worst kind of racist - patronizing, ignorant, smug, and utterly lacking in self-awareness. And it’s not related to his dementia. He’s been a Democrat racist since his days hobnobbing with KKK leader, Robert Byrd."

 



 

 



 

 

One even dragged former president Barack Obama into the discussion and said, "Breaking news alert, how many more racist statements must black people put up with from Joe Biden,and why have President Obama been silent about those statements,to say all black men do cocaine is a insult to the black race."



 

 

One even said, "Ask Joe Biden why some black people may vote for Kanye West over him and 95% chance he says some racist sh*t in response."



 

 

However, according to the Biden campaign, the former vice president does not view the African American community as a monolithic one and said that he was pointing out the diversified view within the Latino community about immigration policy. The report quotes Symone Sanders, a senior adviser to Biden, as saying, “If you look at the full video and transcript, it's clear that vice president Biden was referring to diversity of attitudes among Latinos from different Latin American countries. The video that is circulating is conveniently cut to make this about racial diversity but that's not the case.”

But Biden again made the comparison at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials conference. As per a report, he said, “We can build a new administration that reflects the full diversity of our nation. The full diversity of Latino communities. And when I mean full diversity, unlike the African American community and many other communities, you're from everywhere. From Europe, from the tip of South America, all the way to our border and Mexico, and in the Caribbean. And different backgrounds, different ethnicities, but all Latinos, we're gonna get a chance to do that if we win in November.”
 
Biden had courted controversy in May during an appearance on ‘The Breakfast Club’, hosted by Charlamagne tha God. During his appearance, Biden told the radio host, “Well, I'll tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't Black,” according to the report. But Biden had later apologized that he was too “cavalier” with his language and insisted that he does not take their support for granted. The African American community support had helped him to win in the South Carolina Democratic primary, kick-starting his campaign and placing him on the path to becoming the presumptive Democratic nominee, as per the report.

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