Biden Slips Up with Racist Slur, Recalls Seeing ‘Colored Children’ during Speech
Democrat makes racist remark during National Prayer Breakfast
Joe Biden made a racist slur during his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, recalling when he saw “colored” children on a bus when he was a child.
Biden recalled when his mom drove him to a small Catholic school in Delaware:
"I got out of the car … and I said, ‘Mom why are all those kids — it was then called colored — Why are all those colored kids in that bus?’” Biden said.
"Because in Scranton, there wasn’t any, there were very few blacks,” Biden added.
“Said, ‘They’re not allowed to go to school with us here in Delaware.’
"And Milton wasn’t what you might call the epicenter of desegregation," Biden continued.
Biden is on record for supporting the idea of segregating children by race and also opposed public busing to integrate schools.
Here is an interview with National Public Radio from 1975:
I think the concept of busing … that we are going to integrate people so that they all have the same access and they learn to grow up with one another and all the rest, is a rejection of the whole movement of black pride, is a rejection of the entire black awareness concept, where black is beautiful, black culture should be studied and the cultural awareness of the importance of their own identity.
Biden also recalled working together with segregationists in the Democrat party.
“We had a lot of flat-out old segregationists in our caucus,” he said.
“Didn’t agree with one another. But they treated each other with respect even then.”
He then expressed his desire to return to a time of unity in Congress.
“One of the things I pray for and I mean it. Is that we sort of get back to the place – it’s so busy, I think things have changed so much – but that we get to really know each other,” he said.
“Its hard to really dislike someone when you know what they’re going through is the same that you’re going through.”
Biden isn’t new to racist slurs.
In 2020, Biden said during an interview that the Latino community is “incredibly diverse” before claiming such diversity was “unlike the African American community.”
As Neon Nettle reported at the time:
Biden made the remarks during a joint virtual convention with the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ).
Biden was asked by National Public Radio’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro if he would stop the deportation of Cubans.
“I’m going to look at every single country in the world … this guy [President Donald Trump] is sending them back,” Biden said, pledging to extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS).