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Joe Biden Backed Segregation as a Young Senator

Say it ain’t so, Joe!

According to the Washington Examiner:

Joe Biden, weighing a 2020 White House bid, once advocated continued school segregation in the United States, arguing that it benefited minorities and that integration would prevent black people from embracing “their own identity.” 

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. 

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. 

“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.”

9 Responses to Joe Biden Backed Segregation as a Young Senator

  1. As it turns out, blacks have now pushed for segregation on college campuses. Whatever…someone somewhere will twist and turn in the wind & stop where their current opinion will be hailed. I remember how the Los Angeles SD showed both black and white students looking miserable on all those busses wasting “our precious fossil fuel” driving miles & miles to accommodate the government rule.

  2. And since ALL white cops are obviously racist why don’t we have only black cops patrol black neighborhoods? That should shut up BLM.