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Joe Biden Embraced Segregation in 1975, Claiming It Was a Matter of ‘Black Pride’

‘A rejection of the entire black awareness concept’
By Grabien Staff


BIDEN: There are those of we, social planners, who think somehow that if we just subrogate man's individual characteristics and traits by making sure that presently a heterogeneous society becomes a totally homogeneous society that somehow we're going to solve our social ills. And quite to the contrary, I think the concept of busing, which implicit in that concept you just asked, or the statement within that question you just asked, 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. It's 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, their own individuality. And I think that's a healthy, solid proposal. I think that part of the reason why much of this has not developed, much of the change has not developed, is because it has been an issue that has been in the hands of the racist. And we, liberals, have out of hand rejected it because if George Wallace is for it, it must be bad. And so we haven't really looked at it."

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