Joe Biden Attacks Black America – Again [OPINION]
Within hours of asking a Black correspondent for CBS News if he was a junkie, the presumptive Democrat presidential nominee was back at it peddling anti-Black stereotypes. This time "Sleepy Joe" is attacking the entire Black community.
In a pre-recorded interview for gatherings of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Biden stated that the African American community lacks diversity.
“Unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community, with incredibly different attitudes about different things...it’s a very diverse community," he said.
And don't forget, Black voters, if you don't vote for Joe you ain't really Black!
Later in the day, Biden tried to clarify his comments, but it didn't help matters much.
“Now, what I mean by full diversity, unlike the African American community and many other communities, you’re from everywhere...different backgrounds, different ethnicities, but all Latinos," he said.
Last night Biden provided another clarification on Twitter but offered no apology: "In no way did I mean to suggest the African American community is a monolith – not by identity, not on issues, not at all."
Biden's anti-African American rhetoric is ignorant and insulting. It is offensive to many, particularly during these racially sensitive times. Yet few in the mainstream media will call him out on it.
President Trump offers a lengthy track record of successes on behalf of African Americans while Biden offers just more tired stereotypical jibberish. Unfortunately for them, many Black Americans won't take the time to examine the record and will vote for Biden in November as they are expected to do.
Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.