Flashback: In 1975 Joe Biden said desegregation would prevent blacks from ’embracing their own identity’

Flashback: In 1975 Joe Biden said desegregation would prevent blacks from ’embracing their own identity’
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[Ed. – It seems to be “Democrats and their breathtaking hypocrisy on race Night” at the watering hole.]

Joe Biden, weighing a 2020 White House bid, once advocated continued school segregation in the United States, arguing that it benefited minorities and that integration would prevent black people from embracing “their own identity.”

Biden was speaking in 1975, when he opposed the federally mandated busing policy designed to end segregation in schools. In the past few decades, he has claimed he wanted desegregation but believed the policy of busing would not achieve it. Last year, he stated he had voted heroically to protect busing. …

44 years ago, facing a backlash against busing from white voters, the future vice president  voiced concerns not just about the policy of busing, which he had supported when first seeking election in 1972, but about the impact of desegregation on American society. He argued that segregation was good for blacks and was what they wanted.

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