It should be right about now that we resolve, as a nation, never again to take seriously anything the Democratic Party has to say about racism and white supremacy. Granted, that moment came for most of us on the right a very long time ago, but it’s time for the rest of the country to get on board, take a clear look at what’s going on here, and stop being pulled by these charlatans into a Cold Civil War. They are imbeciles, race-baiters, clowns, and fools. They deserve no respect on this topic, because they are only interested in this topic insofar as it allows them to feign moral superiority over President Trump. It is disgraceful and it is rooted in ignorance.
Take what Joe Biden said in a speech before the Asian & Latino Coalition PAC this week.
In discussing his education plan, which would funnel billions of federal dollars into low-income school district, Biden said that educators should recognize that even poor kids can do well in school.
“We have this notion that somehow if you’re poor you cannot do it,” he said. “Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids. Wealthy kids. Black kids. Asian kids. No, I really mean it. But think how we think about it. They can do anything anybody else can do, given a shot.”
What’s funny is that Biden is positioning himself as the only Democrat capable of winning back the white working class that has flocked to Trump. He’s going to have a hell of a time doing it if he’s running around the country telling people that whites don’t struggle. That there is a clear line of differentiation between white kids and “poor kids.” Not sure how that’s going to go over with the millions of white voters who do indeed struggle to put food on the table every evening.
The media wants to say that this is just good ol’ Gaffe It Up Biden, flubbing his lines again. But really, what is the difference between what Biden said and the whole concept of white privilege, which the left accepts as fact nowadays? Biden’s mistake was to just blurt out the part that makes white privilege a ridiculous concept. You’re not supposed to do that.
But it isn’t the first time a white Democrat has made that mistake.
During the 2016 primaries, Bernie Sanders was asked by CNN, “What racial blind spot do you have?
Sanders replied: “When you’re white, you don’t know what it’s like to be living in a ghetto. You don’t know what it’s like to be poor. You don’t know what it’s like to be hassled when you walk down the street or you get dragged out of a car.”
And so on.
Truth is, there are some 20 million white Americans living in poverty. But apparently Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and the rest of the “white privilege” crowd has never heard of them.
Or maybe it just muddies the narrative to talk about it.