Biden’s comparison of Black and Hispanic communities puts him in an uncomfortable position. African American voters arguably set Biden on the path to the nomination, coming out en masse to deliver a landslide primary win for Biden in South Carolina. But concerns linger over matters such as the 1994 crime bill Biden authored while a U.S. senator from Delaware. Critics say the package led to mass incarceration of Afrrican Americans.
President Donald Trump seized on the remark by the Democratic presidential candidate, who said the African American community is not as ‘diverse’ as the Hispanic population.
Joe Biden has walkedback a comment suggesting that the African American community is not “diverse,” cleaning up the awkward remark he made to minority journalists when discussing Hispanic and Black voters.
the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said that “unlike the African-American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community.” President Donald Trump jumped on the remarks later in the day, saying Biden “totally disparaged and insulted the black community. What he said is incredible. … It was a very insulting statement he made.”
“Earlier today, I made some comments about diversity in the African American and Latino communities that I want to clarify. In no way did I mean to suggest the African American community is a monolith – not by identity, not on issues, not at all,” Biden said on Twitter.
“Throughout my career I’ve witnessed the diversity of thought, background, and sentiment within the African American community. It’s this diversity that makes our workplaces, communities, and country a better place,” he said.
If Joe Biden is ever going to when 2020-2021 he will need the full support of African Americans as compare to Hispanic Americans.