Biden has failed to deliver racial justice

His 47-year record with African Americans is abysmal

Posted on Aug 17, 2020

With Biden’s record of praising segregationists and pushing laws that mass incarcerated Black Americans, his record with African Americans is abysmal. Biden worked with segregationist Strom Thurmond to pass laws incarcerating Black Americans for crack cocaine possession; he voted to protect the tax-exempt status of segregated schools; he praised the civility of segregationists (then refused to apologize for it when confronted by Black Democrats like Cory Booker); and he authored the 1994 crime bill that made him the “architect of mass incarceration. ”

President Trump is undoing the damage Biden caused and delivering results on criminal justice reformsafe policing, and real economic opportunities for Black Americans, while Biden is struggling to explain four decades of betrayal, calamity and failure.

Biden voted for bills which “Experts Agree Added Millions Of People To America’s Prisons.” Meanwhile, under President Trump’s leadership, the FIRST STEP Act was signed into law to help Americans newly released from prison to successfully integrate back into society.

More than 3,000 inmates have been released and another roughly 1,700 people convicted of crack cocaine offenses have seen their sentences reduced thanks to the First Step Act, according to data from the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the U.S. Sentencing Commission.

To lift up underserved communities across the nation, President Trump’s tax cuts created nearly 9,000 opportunity zones. Joe Biden said the first thing he’d do in office is repeal this tax relief.

For the first time ever, President Trump’s FUTURE Act, made permanent $255 million in annual STEM funding for minority-serving colleges, including roughly $85 million specifically allocated to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Instead of giving parents the opportunity to send their children to a better school, Joe Biden wants to end school choice as we know it, saying the whole notion of charter schools will be “gone” under his administration.

Before the coronavirus hit, President Trump had built the “best African American job market on record.” Black wages were finally growing after years of stagnation on Biden’s watch, and Black poverty and unemployment hit record lows while Black business owners were “feeling the boom.”

Biden’s opposition to reopening the economy is hurting black-owned businesses. There has been a 41% decline among Black-owned businesses since the lockdowns began, yet some Democrat-run states are taking directions from Biden and keeping their lockdowns in place. For those residents, the recovery will be “especially painful.”

Joe Biden loves to traffic in fear and division, continuing to push the Charlottesville hoax, to which CNN’s Jake Tapper has said, President Trump did not call neo-Nazis or white supremacists “very fine people.”

Meanwhile, Biden happily accepted the endorsement of Rep. James Clyburn, a proud supporter and strong defender of racist anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan, who said Hitler was “a very great man.”

At the end of Biden’s 44 years in office, 69% of Americans – an all-time high – said that race relations were mostly bad.

Biden had time to deliver on racial injustice while serving in office. Instead, all he’s done is use racial tension to divide people for political gain. Biden is too weak to change anything President Trump is right: retiring Joe Biden in November is the first step towards achieving racial justice.