10 Factual Examples of Joe Biden’s History of Racially Charged Conduct and Comments
As recently as June of 2019, Biden praised the “civility” of the segregationist senators he worked with in Congress to pass anti-busing legislation.
Biden praised the notorious segregationist politician George Wallace, boasted about how Wallace once honored him with an award in 1973, and told a Southern audience in 1987 that “we [Delawareans] were on the South’s side in the Civil War.”
Biden opposed busing in the 1970s and expressed fears that it would lead to a “racial jungle.”
Biden voted to protect the tax-exempt status of private segregated schools.
Biden told black radio host Charlamagne, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
Biden told the Asian and Latino Coalition of Des Moines that “poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.”
While delivering remarks before a black audience in Delaware, Biden launched into a meandering story about a gang leader named Corn Pop and claimed that he “learned about roaches” while working at a community pool in a black neighborhood.
In 2008, Biden referred to then presidential candidate Barack Obama as “the first sort of mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean.”
In 2006, Biden told C-SPAN, “You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.”
Biden falsely claimed to have “marched” in the civil rights movement.