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Awkward history for Biden
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1979: Biden Voted to Protect Tax-Exempt Status of Private Segregated Schools

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Former Vice President Joe Biden voted to protect the tax-exempt status of privately-owned and operated segregated schools while serving in Congress.

As a second-term United States senator from Delaware in 1979, Biden voted against revoking the “Dorian rider,” a legislative provision that prevented the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from rescinding the tax-exempt status of private segregated academies. Such schools were founded in the wake of the Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision, which found unconstitutional “separate but equal” public educational institutions that segregated by race.

Biden’s vote on the measure, which put him at odds with then-President Jimmy Carter and such vaulted liberal institutions as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), was first reported by the Washington Free Beacon on Wednesday.

At the time of the vote, Biden was seen as one of the senate’s leading opponents of busing to desegregate public schools. The issue was particularly volatile for his constituents in Delaware, especially in the state’s largest city, Wilmington. As late as 1981, the city’s only public school district was redrawing its boundaries, intermixing urban and suburban neighborhoods.

Biden, although seen as a liberal on civil rights, sided with his constituents, even going to the extent of supporting a constitutional amendment to ban busing in 1975.
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Does he have any history that isn't awkward?

2 truths and 31 lies Joe Biden has told about his work in the Civil Rights Movement
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Byedon could be running as the ideal Republican candidate.
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No! The Republicans were the emancipators. The Democrats were the KKK
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(06-26-2020, 05:49 AM)andrew_o Wrote: No! The Republicans were the emancipators. The Democrats were the KKK

"Were" is past tense.   The parties have flipped their position over the last 160 years.
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(06-27-2020, 02:13 AM)aqua Wrote:
(06-26-2020, 05:49 AM)andrew_o Wrote: No! The Republicans were the emancipators. The Democrats were the KKK

"Were" is past tense.   The parties have flipped their position over the last 160 years.

Very highly debatable. There are definitely racists in both parties, but if you examine which party espouses policies that are predicated on the idea that people who are of different races should be treated differently, your position is a little hard to defend. The soft bigotry of low expectations is nonetheless bigotry.



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Oh.  There is plenty of racism to go around.

But 160 years back the two parties had different platforms.
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Quote:The soft bigotry of low expectations is nonetheless bigotry.

Otherwise known as paternal racism: The blacks are still definitely still on the reservation....in Democrat run cities.
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