A cadre of adversaries of President Donald Trump in media and politics have often waxed poetic about what they perceive as his racist and white supremacist policies and pronouncements.
Why is their favored Democratic presidential nominee getting a pass when his racism is so odious and blatant in comments he repeatedly makes about people of color?
A ten-second clip on social media shows the former vice president participating in a Sept. 15 roundtable with veterans in Tampa, Florida during which he dropped a bit of racist effluence.
“They’re saying, ‘Jeez, the reason I was able to stay sequestered in my home is because some black woman was able to stack the grocery shelf,'” said Biden.
Not only are his comments demeaning to black women and grocery shelf stackers, he also disrespects millions of white and Hispanic workers who are a vital component of this labor force. They have also been visibly at the frontlines of the war to keep Americans fed and clothed as coronavirus corners a fearful nation.
He was addressing the difficulties people are facing because of the pandemic, noting that he was “more optimistic … than I’ve ever been in my whole career.”
“And they say, ‘Well, why in the hell would you say that Biden? You just talked about all these difficulties.’ Well, I’ll tell you why. Because the American public, the blinders have been taken off,” Biden told the audience. “They’ve all of a sudden seen a hell of a lot clearer.
“They’re saying, ‘Jeez, the reason I was able to stay sequestered in my home is because some black woman was able to stack the grocery shelf. Or a young Hispanic is out there, these Dreamers are out there, 60,000 of them acting as first responders and nurses and docs. Or all of a sudden people are realizing, ‘My Lord, these people have done so much. Not just black, white, across the board, have done so much for me. We can do this. We can get things done.’ And I think they’re ready.”
The Center for Economic and Policy Research published a report in April on the basic demographics of workers in frontline industries. It stated that of the 6,817,890 workers employed in grocery, convenience and drug stores, almost 60 percent are white, 14.2% are black and 18.5% are Hispanic.
Biden apparently has not been inside a grocery store in many years, especially since he has been confined to his basement all year.
In May the 77-year-old candidate ignited a furore in the black community when he made offensive remarks during an interview with Charlamagne Tha God on Hot 102.9 FM’s radio show The Breakfast Club.
As the host peppered him with questions about his record on race, Biden shot back: “You’ve got more questions? Well I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
Senior Adviser Katrina Pierson, in a statement issued by ‘Black Voices for Trump said, “It is clear now more than ever, following these racist and dehumanizing remarks, that Joe Biden believes black men and women are incapable of being independent or free thinking.”
South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott also informed the cretinous presidential candidate that “1.3 million black Americans already voted for Trump in 2016. This morning, Joe Biden told every single one of us we ‘ain’t black.’ I’d say I’m surprised, but it’s sadly par for the course for Democrats to take the black community for granted and browbeat those that don’t agree.”