Apparently Biden’s from the hood, who knew?
Vice President Joe Biden hosted a reception at his Washington, D.C., home to mark Black History Month Wednesday and told those in attendance — including civil rights activists like Rep. John Lewis — that the work they did laid the groundwork for others to assert their rights.
“The work you did also liberated white folks,” he said.
He went on to talk about the Voting Rights Act, and said he never expected that during his and President Obama’s run for reelection, he’d see so many “laws that would restrict voting” and attempts to “curtail the right to vote.”
“I never thought we’d ever have to relive so many things,” he said.
The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a case challenging parts of the Voting Rights Act.
The vice president opined about those who speak about the black community. “It always amazes me how my white liberal friends think they understand the black community,” he said, noting that many of them had never lived in a black community, according to a pool report. And he reminisced about his own youth during the civil rights movement and “the things that affected my life and so many white boys like me.”
He recalled seeing civil rights marches and feeling guilty that he wasn’t taking part. Biden said he did little things like trying to desegregate movie theaters.
“No big deal, I want to make it clear to the press,” he clarified, according to the pool report.
“I love you guys,” he said in closing. “I’m tired of doing these fights. Let’s get it done.”