Racism Does Exist–and It’s Coming from the Left [OPINION]
The socialists on the left and their pals in the media are spending a bundle of time and money to convince you that President Trump and his supporters are racists and white supremacists. The reality is that the ones who are pointing the finger should point it right at themselves because the left is where racism lives. Always has.
Democrat presidential contender Joe Biden reminded us of that again yesterday with yet another gaffe that clearly exposes the soul of a true racist. While addressing the Asian and Latino Coalition in Des Moines, Iowa, Biden noted, "Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids." Yes, they are, Joe Biden. Indeed they are.
This is the same Joe Biden who championed criminal justice reform in the 1990s that resulted in record numbers of blacks incarcerated. It's the same Joe Biden who just weeks ago praised two segregationist Democrat senators. And the same Joe Biden who fought against school busing to desegregated public schools.
It's also the same Joe Biden who described candidate Barack Obama this way during the 2008 democrat presidential nominating process: "I mean, you got the first mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy," Biden said. "I mean, that's a storybook, man." Yes, it is, Joe Biden. Indeed it is.
So, next time you want to accuse President Trump of racism, remember it was he who reduced unemployment rates for African Americans and other minority groups to record lows, delivered criminal justice reform, and established empowerment zones that help economically distressed communities—and their poorer residents—through tax incentives and grants.
You want to go hunting for racists? Cross over to the left side of the street where racism still flourishes. The real racists are the ones accusing everyone else of racism while masking their own miserable records.
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.