A legend… in his own mind.
Via Washington Secrets:
Vice President Joe Biden is amazed when whites try to act like they know what blacks have been through, but given a chance this week to brag on his part to end Jim Crow laws, he bit: he helped to desegregate movie theaters as a kid.
Biden, who grew up in Pennsylvania and Delaware, hosted an event at the Naval Observatory vice presidential residence Wednesday night to celebrate Black History Month. [...]
Biden talked about being “a white kid living in a border state growing up in grade school and high school” and seeing the civil rights marches as things “that affected my life and so many white boys like me.”
So much so that he took action. “He said he did things like trying to desegregate movie theaters,” said the media pool report from the Wednesday event. Biden added: “No big deal, I want to make it clear to the press.”