Aside from the coronavirus pandemic, one of the biggest issues the United States of America has been dealing with has been racial injustice. The Black Lives Matter movement has garnered more attention than ever and names like George Floyd and Breonna Taylor have now become well-known as symbols of the movement.
While there are members of the Black community who have supported President Donald Trump and spoken out as to why the Black community tends to heavily lean Democratic. This year, Democratic candidate Joe Biden has been on the side of the Black Lives Matter movement, but he came under scrutiny for a comment he made when he said “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, you ain’t black.”
Biden also took heat back in August, when he made another off-collar comment stating that “unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things.”
Here We Go Again!?
Recently, another clip of Biden started surfacing on social media that some were deeming as racist or, at minimum, racially insensitive. In the clip, Biden was heard saying “the reason I was able to stay sequestered in my home is because some Black woman was able to stack the grocery shelf.”
While it is understandable why this quote would come off as bad, Fox News uncovered the entire clip of what Biden had said, which had not been released up until now.
The entire quote, which was from a roundtable discussion that Biden had in Tampa, Florida with veterans is the following:
“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 roundtable attendees. “They’ve all of a sudden seen a hell of a lot clearer. They’re saying, ‘Jeeze, 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.”
Regardless of the entire quote being released, many are still taking issue with what Biden had said. For example, Dr. Darrell Scott, the National Diversity Coalition for Trump Chief Executive Officer tweeted “What???? And Black folks STILL giving him a pass!” In a similar vein, Joe Concha, a reporter for The Hill, tweeted “Close your eyes. Picture Trump saying this. Now picture the media reaction. Enjoy your evening!” There were other similar sentiments shared, claiming that there would be outrage if Trump said this but, since it’s Biden, he is getting a pass.
To date, Biden’s campaign has yet to respond to these latest comments (and Fox News notes that they reached out to his campaign but they did not get a response).