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Biden tells racial justice meeting, 'We've kept our promises,' as he looks to energize Black voters

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Yeah, Biden is losing that fight and more than ever. In 2020 Trump won the votes of Black men by 12% now in 2024 32%

Black women in 2020 6% now in 2024 25%

Doesn’t help Biden, and it definitely doesn’t help the Democrat party going forward.

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45% of Black Americans said they disapprove of the way Biden is handling his job as president in March,

that’s surely a historic disapproval of a Democrat by Black Americans.

Just saying George Floyd over and over doesn’t work any more.

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Just saying George Floyd over and over doesn’t work any more.

Yeah, you Biden needs to take hints from Team Trump who got a whopping 17% of the black vote last election. reeeee

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The majority of Black Americans and Hispanics will vote for Biden even if Trump sees an increase for him.

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In 2020 Trump won the votes of Black men by 12% now in 2024 32%

He hasn’t won 32% in a 2024 because it hasn’t happened yet. Come in now.

But if you are interested in polls here’s one for you:

https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-presidential-election-black-vote-2024-1888830

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“The former president has also repeatedly compared himself to anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela”

Anyone with a lick of sense would see chicken little comparing himself to Mandela, Lincoln and Jesus is the sign of a deeply insecure and frightened child.

This article from yesterday nailed it.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/columnist/2024/04/12/trump-hush-money-trial-stormy-daniels-coward/73294764007/

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The majority of Black Americans and Hispanics will vote for Biden even if Trump sees an increase for him.

No one said that they won’t. That’s not the issue, we know they will, but the more thoughtful and insightful ones are walking away and more are thinking about it, losing 12% of black men and 25% of black women is not good for the Democrats at all. So this definitely helps Trump. He even has the Amish voting for him, and these people are never political one way or another usually even though they’re socially and morally conservative.

https://www.newsweek.com/amish-farmer-turned-republican-hero-becomes-flash-point-culture-war-1872374

https://www.economist.com/interactive/united-states/2024/03/19/joe-bidens-weakness-among-latinos-threatens-his-re-election

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He hasn’t won 32% in a 2024 because it hasn’t happened yet. Come in now. 

Yes, that’s the job of pollsters to gather this information locally and going door to door and having town halls etc.

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Joe lobbied and voted for the notorious 1994 crime bill which led directly to mass incarceration of minorities, millions. He is shameless as he pretends he didn't. Back then he used some very charged language too.

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bass4funk

He hasn’t won 32% in a 2024 because it hasn’t happened yet. Come in now. 

> Yes, that’s the job of pollsters to gather this information locally and going door to door and having town halls etc.

So believe in polls now?

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Biden tells racial justice meeting, 'We've kept our promises,' as he looks to energize Black voters

Both Biden and Trump have less than ideal records in dealing with minority communities. Fact.

But only one , Biden, has expressed regrets for his past and looks to reform and address racial justice and economy in some measures.

https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2024-02-26/quotes-trumps-comments-on-black-issues-over-time

Small steps , but it is something.

Of course if there was any true justice we would have a President Cornel West.

https://www.businessinsider.com/cornel-west-says-trump-leading-campaign-war-against-black-people-2022-5

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Biden is on camera claiming he visited Mandela in jail (Robben Island).

No such event ever occurred except in his mind.

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What has Biden supposedly done for Black Americans that he hasn’t done for any other group?

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The majority of Black Americans and Hispanics will vote for Biden even if Trump sees an increase for him.

No one said that they won’t. That’s not the issue, we know they will, but the more thoughtful and insightful ones are walking away 

Hmmm....so the "more thoughtful" Black voters won't vote for Biden, even when his opponent said some White Supremacists were "very fine people", had dinner with an avowed Neo-Nazi and white Supremacist, and peddled a lie that the first Black President was illegitimate...

On the other side, devout Christian evangelicals who swear that life begins at conception will support a candidate that's for killing babies until the 15th week...

The MAGA-delusion meter just went off the scale...

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BlacklabelToday 09:01 am JST

What has Biden supposedly done for Black Americans that he hasn’t done for any other group?

What has Trump? His whole shtick is basically, "Um, I dunno. I'll make gas $4 a gallon."

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What has Biden supposedly done for Black Americans that he hasn’t done for any other group?

What has trump supposedly done for Black Americans that he hasn't done for any other group? I mean, besides discriminating against them as tenants.

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JJEToday 08:54 am JST

Joe lobbied and voted for the notorious 1994 crime bill which led directly to mass incarceration of minorities, millions. He is shameless as he pretends he didn't. Back then he used some very charged language too.

Thankfully voters are able to distinguished reheated Russian garbage from 30 years ago. Can't be worried about crime and upset over the crime bill, either.

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What has Trump? 

opportunity zones and funding of HBCUs, both specific to only Black Americans.

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He signed a bill on the resolute desk (with some female/actress singer looking over him) letting black people unfairly and harshly jailed by laws Joe authored and voted for (look above).

In other words, he actually conducted the first sensible reforms to mass incarceration - but the Biden supporters will never, never admit it!

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... a fair chance and anther go.

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Both Biden and Trump have less than ideal records in dealing with minority communities. Fact. 

Biden and the Dems less so.

But only one , Biden, has expressed regrets for his past and looks to reform and address racial justice and economy in some measures. 

Ok, but that has nothing to do with the F-fail grade the Dems get for destroying the Black community with their toxic policies

https://newrepublic.com/article/159106/democrats-trump-urban-policy-kimberly-klacik

Small steps , but it is something. 

Yes, as Trump said, "Why not try something different, what have you got to lose?"

Of course if there was any true justice we would have a President Cornel West. 

https://www.businessinsider.com/cornel-west-says-trump-leading-campaign-war-against-black-people-2022-5

Hardly, but West can be as nutty as he wants, he knows the truth. One, he will never be President and Two, the reality of what the Democrat party has always been for Blacks.

https://assets.ctfassets.net/qnesrjodfi80/6bQdKPLDjyo2s0I8c60gA2/aec7a4feb53cdd469d9c59bc3dd5cc64/swain-the_inconvenient_truth_about_the_democratic_party-transcript.pdf

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The customers. Not the workers.

nothing but silence on the fear has Trump done only for Black Americans, huh? Criminal Justice reform. Housing reform. Need more?

this is the sound….of silence.

it’s beautiful.

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Joe did a lot for Black Americans.

Separated his kids from Blacks in the racial jungle.

Imprisoned Black fathers.

authored the crime bill, directly targeting Black Americans.

made Kamala VP who imprisoned Black Americans for weed, while smoking it herself.

he’s done so much. Lol

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BlacklabelToday 09:12 am JST

What has Trump? 

opportunity zones and funding of HBCUs, both specific to only Black Americans.

Both proposed by Democrats. Weak tea, my friend, weak tea.

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BlacklabelToday 09:27 am JST

Joe did a lot for Black Americans.

Separated his kids from Blacks in the racial jungle.

Imprisoned Black fathers.

authored the crime bill, directly targeting Black Americans.

made Kamala VP who imprisoned Black Americans for weed, while smoking it herself.

he’s done so much. Lol

You'd have slightly more credibility if you weren't personally in favor of all of these positions.

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He also noted his pardoning thousands of inmates convicted on federal marijuana charges, combating racial discrimination in the real estate market and canceling student debts for millions of Americans.

Nobody was in federal prison for marijuana, so no one got released. Real estate? No one can afford it in his economy. Student debt? That’s for anyone.

Lame list of what he has done for Black Americans.

Now look at Trump list again. No wonder he is on track to get 20%+ of the Black vote. When Republicans usually get 6% or less.

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Joe did a lot for Black Americans. 

Separated his kids from Blacks in the racial jungle.

Imprisoned Black fathers. 

authored the crime bill, directly targeting Black Americans. 

made Kamala VP who imprisoned Black Americans for weed, while smoking it herself. 

he’s done so much. Lol

Yet the overwhelming majority of black voters did and will vote for him. Apparently they know something you don’t.

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The customers. Not the workers.

No. The workers. Nice try.

nothing but silence on the fear has Trump done only for Black Americans, huh?

lmao Silence? I already addressed your silly comment. Wake me up when he cracks 20% of the black vote.

Housing reform.

Housing reform like this?

Trump Administration’s Proposed Rule Would Perpetuate Racist and Discriminatory Housing Practices

A new proposed rule from the Trump Administration’s Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) would make it significantly harder for families to fight housing policies and practices that restrict access to housing or perpetuate disparities for certain people.[1] The rule would dramatically change the standards by which a person or entity, including the federal government, can sue to end discriminatory housing practices through what is known as a “disparate impact” claim, thereby weakening the Fair Housing Act (FHA), a Civil-Rights-Era federal law protecting people who have historically experienced racism and discrimination that limit their housing options.

https://www.cbpp.org/research/trump-administrations-proposed-rule-would-perpetuate-racist-and-discriminatory-housing

This really shouldn't surprise anyone given that Tom Barrack is a big Trump ally, and his corporation has bought up tens of billions in single family houses in some of the largest markets in the US, driving up housing costs there. Trump and crew are really for the people. By the people, I mean the ultra rich.

Criminal Justice reform.

You said only for black people. This 1) isn't only for black people, and 2) was a popular bill with bipartisan support in both chambers of congress.

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BlacklabelToday 09:32 am JST

Now look at Trump list again. No wonder he is on track to get 20%+ of the Black vote. When Republicans usually get 6% or less.

You have another list beyond the two Democrat bills?

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All for Black people, thanks Joe!

Lunched with white supremacists in the Senate.

gave the eulogy for an ex KKK leader.

praised the first Black president: "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy," Biden said. "I mean, that's a storybook, man."

wow the first one! So everyone before, MLK and Jesse and Mandela and his grifting supporter Al Sharpton, were not any of that?

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You'd have slightly more credibility if you weren't personally in favor of all of these positions.

awwwww….but I’m not in favor of any of those.

Democrats have destroyed the Black family with their crime policies.

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Lunched with white supremacists in the Senate.

Lmao You're stuck 30 years in the past. Did Biden say there were good people on both sides of white supremacist marches and counter protests in Charlottesville? Does Biden routinely call for immigration cuts from all but white countries? To read your silly posts, one would think that Trump is an amazing ally to African-Americans yet can't even get 20% of the black vote. Why would that be?

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Yet the overwhelming majority of black voters did and will vote for him. Apparently they know something you don’t.

Historically, Blacks have voted Democrat by default for over 70 years, slowly that is thankfully changing, baby steps becoming toddler steps.

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You have another list beyond the two Democrat bills?

HBCU Executive order, you mean?

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/09/03/executive-order-on-white-house-initiative-on-advancing-educational-equity-excellence-and-economic-opportunity-through-historically-black-colleges-and-universities/

Opportunity zone? Exec order too.

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/DCPD-201800846/pdf/DCPD-201800846.pdf

oops.

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Lmao You're stuck 30 years in the past. Did Biden say there were good people on both sides of white supremacist marches and counter protests in Charlottesville?

No, Bide said worse about Blacks

Does Biden routinely call for immigration cuts from all but white countries?

And who makes up most of the crime in the US, sadly a lot of people of color, pointing that out is not racist. sorry.

To read your silly posts, one would think that Trump is an amazing ally to African-Americans yet can't even get 20% of the black vote. Why would that be?

No one is saying that, but if you have been following the same exact playbook for over 70 years, trying something different is not going to hurt and if it doesn't work out, then you can go back to the party of empty promises, no law against it.

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Wake me up when he cracks 20% of the black vote.

Ummm…wake up?

“Black voter support for Trump up from 4% to 23%, poll finds”

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/black-voter-support-for-trump-up-from-4-to-23-poll-finds/

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Ummm…wake up?

Nope. lol

“Black voter support for Trump up from 4% to 23%, poll finds”

I said vote. A poll is not a vote for starters. Next, it is downright comical for the Trump backers to think they know more about the needs of the black community when they're stuck at getting 23% of the black vote, compared to the 77% going to Democrats. Pure genius.

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Historically, Blacks have voted Democrat by default for over 70 years, slowly that is thankfully changing, baby steps becoming toddler steps.

So why do you think this is relevant to the election in November this year? Toddler steps won’t be enough.

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Democrats have destroyed the Black family with their crime policies.

Trump wants to apply the death penalty to drug dealers. And has proposed shooting shoplifters on sight.

Love your progressive concerns for “the blacks”.

Fo you agree with the Donald that he has done more for “the blacks” (his words) than Abraham Lincoln?

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Yes, 30 years ago. Keep talking.

Yes, you go after Trump over something he did 7 years ago and beyond that, more liberal hypocrisy

No one disputes that. What people do dispute is why that happens. Why do you think that might be?

Because the Dems know they don't have a leg to stand on.

So why do you think this is relevant to the election in November this year?

Because and taking a page out of the Democrat playbook, it is all relevant, and like Rahm Emanuel once said, "Never let a good crisis go to waste."

Toddler steps won’t be enough.

But a lot though, maybe not for Europeans, not that it matters...

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All of these self-labelled Trump supporters trumpeting Afro-American support for Trump beyond a tiny minority dazzled by celebrity like the MAGA mindless are hilarious.

https://www.salon.com/2020/06/01/cornel-west-says-neo-fascist-gangster-trump-exposes-america-as-a-failed-social-experiment_partner/

This is the real view from educated brothas.

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Toddler steps won’t be enough.

But a lot though, maybe not for Europeans, not that it matters...

No, ‘todder steps’ are insignificant. You are tying your donkey to another lame wagon

Don’t be rude to Europeans. Their opinion is just as valid as yours.

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--You know more about Japan at this moment than an American citizen living in the US.

Both.

You straddle two continents. Sounds pretty globalist to me. Whatever happened to America First?

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But certainly in the rightwing regressive Fascist thinking. Reee

Which have nothing to do with the policies that the left created and decimated an entire culture

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