Biden Adopts the Attitude of the "Great Negro"

Updated: Jan 13

When writing this, I was unsure whether to post it. The reason I have is not only because of the headline, but because of the media’s double standard on racism accusations.

In a speech earlier this month, Biden made a statement referring to one of his highly thought inspirations as a “Negro” twice.

“I’ve adopted the attitude of the great Negro, at the time, pitcher in the Negro Leagues, went on to become a great pitcher in the pros and Major League Baseball after Jackie Robinson.”

-Joe Biden

This is not the first time, Biden has made questionable statements on the issue of race. Here are a few more.

"We have this notion that somehow, if you’re poor you cannot do it, poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids."

-Joe Biden

"I mean, you’ve got the first sort of mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a story-book, man."

-Joe Biden

“You’ve got more questions. I’ll tell you, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or for Trump, then you ain’t black.”

-Joe Biden

As you can see, some of these statements have questionable connotation in the racial spectrum. Some of these statements inevitably stem from some degree of prejudice, and it does not sound “woke”. As far as the term “negro” goes, I don’t think it is necessarily racist in any way, but it is certainly not politically correct. And he should have been aware of that. Around the 1930s, the publicly understood term for African-American individuals was changed from “colored” to “negro”. Later, in the 1960s and 1970s, “negro” was changed to “black”.

I only bring awareness to this because Biden received little criticism in the media. I don’t think he should have gotten more, but could you believe the criticism Trump would have gotten? If Donald Trump had made these comments, he would have gotten royally blasted! The double standard is astonishing. If one of Trump’s children had even a quarter the accusations as Hunter Biden, the media would have hay-day and the left wouldn’t let it go. Hunter is not only an avid drug user, but he has an alleged sex tape out, had fraudulent Ukrainian and Chinese business dealings, and has illegally possessed a firearm the he abandoned across the street from a school.

As far as race, Trump said nothing even nearly as racist in any statement. He has spoken on many things that are racial, but nothing racist. If speaking on racial issues makes you a racist, the Biden administration is much more at odds.

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists… And some, I assume, are good people,”

-Donald J. Trump

“Our great African-American president hasn’t exactly had a positive impact on the thugs who are so happily and openly destroying Baltimore.”

-Donald J. Trump

“I’m leading in the polls with the Hispanics. I mean, you look at Nevada, I’m leading in the polls with the Hispanics because I produce jobs, and they know it. I have thousands of Hispanics that work for me, my relationships to Hispanics is better than those groups.”

-Donald J. Trump

Most people have this ideal that Trump is racist because they don’t like the racial comments he has made. The truth is, they are all true – whether you like it or not. And no recent president has done nearly as much as Trump in terms of support and helping of the minority community. Trump’s economic policy lead to an all time low of unemployment in the minority group in US history. Over 11 million people (many of which were minorities) were pulled out of poverty. He signed the First Step Act, giving many convicted criminals the education, tools and opportunity to turn their life around. The act has shown tremendous results since, although it doesn’t incorporate people with charges of violent crime. Furthermore, Trump increased funding for historically black colleges and integrated Opportunity Zone Incentives into his tax cut. This legislation promoted large investment into low-income communities across the country. The deceitful sentiment deeming the accomplished 45th POTUS a “racist” is just bewildering considering the complete absence of any factual basis.

Again, speaking of a racial matter is not naturally racist. And speech that some people may not like, does not equal hate speech.