Joe Biden on Thursday night told a group of mostly minority voters in Iowa that “poor kids” are just as bright as “white kids.”
“We should challenge students in these schools that have advanced placement programs in these schools,” Biden said. “We have this notion that somehow if you’re poor, you cannot do it. Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.”
After thinking about what he said he corrected the racist fu*kery adding
“Wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids, no I really mean it, but think how we think about it.”
The awkward remarks caused a stir on social media and rightfully so. I mean come on Joe these remarks along with past remarks certainly draw a side eye.
On the day he launched his bid for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, Biden found himself defending comments made a week earlier in an interview with the New York Observer about then-Sen. Barack Obama.
In the interview, he called Obama “the first mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.
Biden issued a statement that day, saying: “I deeply regret any offense my remark in the New York Observer might have caused anyone. That was not my intent and I expressed that to Sen. Obama.”
The Freudian slips are getting old. As Black people how many more gaffes are we going to forgive? It seems to be the common thing to do for white people to say or do something racist as fu*k and then run it back and say “I’m sorry it was not my intent”.
In today’s political climate choosing between a blatant racist Donald Trump and slick one doesn’t sit well. It shouldn’t for any of us.
I’m not saying Biden is a racist. But sometimes its good to just STFU.
We must check the Democrats and Republicans alike. Get it together. This was an L for Uncle Joe.