Monday, September 20, 2021

Biden Has Heated Exchange with Black Civil Rights Leaders Over Police Reform [LISTEN]

*Black liberals are currently at odds on social media after “leaked” audio of President-elect Joe Biden surfaced in which he’s heard pretty much telling civil rights leaders what he’s not going to do for Black Americans.

The meeting occurred last Tuesday, during which Biden made clear his belief that Republicans used the “defund the police” movement to defeat Democrats in down-ballot races in the November election, Forbes reports. 

“That’s how they beat the living hell out of us across the country, saying that we’re talking about defunding the police. We’re not,” Biden said in audio obtained by The Intercept. “We’re talking about holding them accountable.”

Many suspect Biden’s camp “leaked” the audio, as there’s nothing in it that’s detrimental to the career politician. If anything, Biden’s words appear to be a direct message to the core constituency that he’s trying to appeal to, which are the casual racists known as white moderates. The audio could have been “leaked” by Biden’s camp in an effort to squash talk that his administration wants to defund the police, as the casual racist does not support this movement. 

In the audio, Biden cautioned the use of anti-police rhetoric that could negatively impact the Democrats running in the Georgia Senate runoffs. He also warned against getting “too far ahead of ourselves,” but vowed to ultimately deliver on police reform once he’s in office. 

“We’re talking about giving them money to do the right things. We’re talking about putting more psychologists and psychiatrists on the telephones when the 911 calls through. We’re talking about spending money to enable them to do their jobs better, not with more force, with less force and more understanding,” Biden said.

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He also noted that in 2040 the country is going to be “pure white European,” with Latinos being the second dominate group in the county. Biden told his audience that they better learn how to work with the Latino community, suggesting that Black folks will one day soon be taking orders from hispanic political leaders.

The civil rights leaders on the call, including Rev. Al Sharpton and the NAACP’s Sherrilyn Ifill, asked Biden to use executive orders to institute reforms, but Biden shot ‘em down, noting that he would not test the legal bounds of executive action to help Black people.  “I am not going to violate the constitution,” he said, because doing so could set a dangerous precedent.

Meanwhile, Biden plans to sign five executive orders when he becomes president, including repealing the travel ban from many Muslim countries and reinstating the DREAMers program, which allows children of undocumented immigrants to remain in the U.S. He has also promised to reform H-1B visa system and eliminate country quota for Green Cards. But when it comes to tangibles for Black Americans, Biden seemed to imply that his legislative record is good enough. 

“I don’t carry around a stamp on my head saying ‘progressive’ and ‘I’m AOC,’ but I have more of a record of getting things done in the United States Congress than anybody you know,” he said during the meeting.

Biden stressed throughout the call that the “defund the police” movement should be silenced ahead of the Senate runoffs in Georgia. He also addressed that any objections to his cabinet picks, such as suspected white supremacists Tom Vilsack and Rahm Emanuel, should be curbed.

“Let’s get something straight, you shouldn’t be disappointed,” Biden said of complaints about his cabinet, claiming he has done “more than anybody else has done so far” to bring diversity to his incoming administration.

In related news, Biden’s VP Kamala Harris previously made clear that she’s not going to do anything that ONLY benefits Black people

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Stop lying! This is irresponsible journalism! The fact is Biden said he will not use the term Fund the Police but he did support police reform! Somewhere in your small brain you should truly realize we are not the majority and that Democrats are stifled with making changes unless incorporation with the opposite party and they will veto anything against Defund the Police.
    You give people a reason to vote against the Democrats with that ignorance! If we followed people like you then Trump would have been in office and BLM protesters would be sitting in a jail by now! Stop the nonsense and sit back and be patience!

    • ADOS have been patient for more than 450 years. Sitting back and waiting has done nothing but put us farther down the line of importance in the White power structure. Yet it will never erase the truth of our relevance in American History. This country was built through our sweat equity. Now they want to change the discussion to talk about Hispanics and their importance?! You should be insulted! If it were not for Black people Biden would not have made it to the general election as the Dem candidate. That’s a fact, Mark! Since you have all the answers, answer this: With so many Black men getting killed by what is arguably called legalized genocide by police at every turn, how many more Black Lives do you think should be sacrificed while we wait for Biden to get around to prioritizing this issue in his agenda? If you or your family members become the victim of unwarranted deadly force would you feel the same way and want everyone to ‘sit back and be patient?” https://eurweb.com/2020/12/14/the-journal-of-steffanie-rivers-bidens-leaked-audio-proves-black-agenda-not-a-priority/

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