The Democrat Party has embraced what they like to think of as bold reform for the sake of restoring America. Most rational individuals understand that the proposals of the Democrat Party and their respective presidential candidates are nothing more than an icky combination of big government and socialism. One of the most notable policies which 2020 Democrats are pushing for is reparations.
The argument in favor of reparations asserts that generational harm has befallen African-Americans whose ancestors were slaves. When Democrats push for reparations, what they are really alleging is that African-Americans are incapable of competing on the same level playing field as other races and therefore need a handout. This is something which former President George Bush referred to as “the soft bigotry of low expectations” decades ago.
Quite recently, 2020 Democrat Joe Biden landed in hot water regarding statements he made about black families and reparations, as documented by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
A Closer Analysis of Biden’s Commentary
During Thursday night’s debate, Biden spoke about reparations for black Americans who are descendants of slaves. Of course, in typical Biden fashion, he put his foot in his mouth and made statements which have gotten him in trouble, yet again. The specific remarks in question came after the 2020 candidate was asked about “repairing the legacy of slavery.”
Biden first began by talking about the improvement of the education system; he then went on to suggest bringing social workers into the homes of poor, black families.
In Biden’s own words:
“We bring social workers into homes, parents to help them deal with how to raise their children. It’s not that they don’t want to help, they don’t know quite what to do. Play the radio, make sure the television – excuse me, make sure you have the record player on at night, the phone, make sure that kids hear words. A kid coming from a very poor school – a very poor background will hear four million words fewer spoken by the time we get there.”
See for yourself:
Since making these remarks, critics have stated that the former vice president was condescending, with others urging Biden to drop out of the 2020 election altogether.
The Problem with Reparations
As a party, Democrats have collectively embraced reparations, a decision which is as questionable and problematic as Biden’s justification of reparations. Countless individuals have ancestors who have experienced hardships, yet this hasn’t stopped them from making something of themselves in present day.
The idea of reparations being given to individuals who never suffered from or experienced slavery is outrageous. Where would the funds come from? Who would foot the bill? How would the United States government determine which African-Americans are descendants of slaves? How much money would be deemed “enough?”
The same leftists who are talking about their issues with Biden’s slippery statements on black families won’t talk about the troubling undertones which collectively apply to reparations.
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