Monday, January 21, 2019

A Fitting Acknowledment On MLK Day.....

PHOTO: Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the National Action Network Breakfast, Jan. 21, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the National Action Network Breakfast, Jan. 21, 2019, in Washington, D.C.


Systemic racism has indeed existed in America since its founding, and, it still exists today. Albeit not as overtly or as viciously as it once did.

We have undoubtedly come a long way since the 1950's and 1960's, yet we still have a long way to go in reaching the finish line. When opportunity for minorities reach parity with white folks in all areas of life, and earned rewards for a job well down have reached parity with white folks, then and only then can we say we've shed the stigma of systemic racism.

Following are remarks made by Former Vice President Joe Biden:

Former Vice President Joe Biden, speaking at a breakfast Monday morning in Washington honoring Martin Luther King Jr., said that white Americans need to acknowledge and admit the fact that systemic racism still exists and must be rooted out.

"The bottom line is we have a lot to root out, but most of all the systematic racism that most of us whites don't like to acknowledge even exists," Biden said at an event hosted by the Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network. "We don't even consciously acknowledge it. But it's been built into every aspect of our system."

He continued, "Because when your schools are substandard, when your houses are undervalued, when your car insurance costs more for no apparent reason, when poverty rates for black Americans is still twice that of white Americans, ... there's something we have to admit. Not you -- we -- White America has to admit there's a still a systematic racism. And it goes almost unnoticed by so many of us."

Biden also expressed optimism that positive change is on its way, referencing the historic nature of the presidential inauguration he attended 10 years ago this weekend, when Barack Obama became the nation's first African-American president.

"There I was, it just hit me, standing, waiting for a black man to come 28 miles from Philadelphia to pick me up and take me on a 128-mile ride to be sworn in as president and vice president United States. Don't tell me, don't tell me things can't change!" Biden said to applause.

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10 comments:

  1. Hey Ruthie Bader Ginsberg, come out, come out from wherever you are, America would like to see if you're still alive.. Really!

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  2. The above is posted for one purpose and one purpose only. Exposing yet again the decidedly immature childish mentality of the rabid right wing tRumpers.

    Now... TBS, stay the he'll out of here

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  3. WOW, ONE commentor all week, ...
    what a waste of talent!

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  4. Yup. Damn nice, the quiet. MUCH better than the pointless noise and BS being regurgitated hourly on right wing weblogs like WYD.

    Now RWF, ya have a nice day ya hear?

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  5. Joey The Talking Chicken (as I call him due to his striking resemblance to the Foster Farms Chickens) did cook his gander while opening his mouth. Most of the media kept it quiet, but I did see it on one local on air tv station (I don't subscribe to cable or satellite tv services). I admit I laughed at his gaffe. I hope Biden is enjoying spending time with his wife and family.

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    1. Yeah, funny how certain politicians remind us of things. As another example tRump reminds me of Clyde. The Clyde of Every Which Way But Loose fame.

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  6. The Oval Office has been replaced by a Black Hole. A couple more years and we will be worse off
    than when we were a British Colony.

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    1. I am beginning to think you just might be right BB Idaho. I find it unbelievable how many supposedly intelligent folks support DJT. The Great American Fraud.

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    2. Oh come on guys, it's not nearly as grim as you make it out to be.

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    3. In your right wing pro right wing (aka fascist) opion.

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