I will resist going after the low hanging fruit such as Joe Biden’s insulting insistence that “If you don’t vote for me, you ain’t Black” or his embarrassing and demeaning description of Barack Obama as “the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.” On the contrary, what makes Joe Biden a card-carrying racist isn’t his befuddling and condescending comments… although they certainly don’t help his case. What actually certifies the 46th President of the United States as a world-class racist are his policies, which have proven disastrous to the Black community as a whole.
Let’s start with abortion. Whereas Blacks comprise 12% of our general population, they account for 37% of all abortions. There is a reason why Planned Parenthood – which was founded by Margaret Sanger, a world-class racist herself – locates the majority of its clinics (I prefer the term “abortuaries”) in minority communities.
Since the erroneous Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, an estimated 23 million Black babies have been aborted, a number larger than the entire Black population in America in the 1960s. And yet, Joe Biden continues to vocally and vociferously support abortion on demand, including late-term abortions.
Now let’s consider poverty. When Lyndon Johnson launched his ill-fated Great Society in 1964 – which included the even more disastrous War on Poverty – roughly 25% of Americans lived in poverty. Today, more than $20 trillion later, America’s poverty rate stands unchanged at 25%. Meanwhile, the failed social programs that Joe Biden and the Democrats still advocate have decimated and dismantled the Black family.
In 1965, the vast majority of Black households included a married father and a married mother, and the out-of-wedlock birth rate was just 23%. Today, 73% of Black births are to single moms, which is the leading predictor of future incarceration and lifelong poverty. You talk about unintended consequences! Or perhaps, that is precisely the result Joe and his Democratic colleagues desired. After all, fewer nuclear families means more government dependence… which means more guaranteed Democrat votes.
Speaking of incarceration, Joe Biden was largely responsible for passing the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. Here is how the nonpartisan Brookings Institution describes that landmark – and very controversial – piece of legislation.
“But one thing is clear: the 1994 bill interacted with – and reinforced – an existing and highly problematic piece of legislation: The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986, which created huge disparities in sentencing between crack and powder cocaine. Under this bill, a person was sentenced to a five-year minimum sentence for five grams of crack cocaine, but it took 500 grams of powder cocaine to trigger the same sentence. Because crack is a cheaper alternative to powder cocaine, it is more prominent in low-income neighborhoods. These neighborhoods are more likely to be predominately Black and in urban areas that can be overpoliced more easily than suburban or rural areas.”
“While the Fair Sentencing Act of 1980 enacted under the Obama-Biden administration, reduced the crack/powder cocaine disparity from 100:1 to 18:1, the damage had been done, and its effects continue to this day,” the Brookings Institution concluded.
Today, Blacks and other minorities comprise the majority of our country’s 2.2 million inmates. Some of that is due to the aforementioned sentencing disparities and some is due to the fact that Blacks commit 63% of all violent crimes in America. In fact, more than 90% of Black homicide victims are killed by Black perpetrators.
So, why do Blacks commit a disproportionate number of violent crimes? Because Democrat-imposed welfare programs have waged war on the Black family, leaving young Black men in particular with few – if any – positive male role models in their lives. My 35 years of prison ministry and my personal interaction with an estimated 500,000 inmates and at-risk youth bears witness to this tragic reality.
Joe Biden’s solution to the violent crime epidemic that is sweeping our country and destroying our inner cities is to push for even tighter gun control laws. However, crime statistics unquestionably prove that cities like Chicago, which has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, also have the highest violent crime rates. The truth of the matter is that criminals and gang members will always find a way to buy or steal a gun. The only thing that onerous and unconstitutional gun restrictions do is prevent law-abiding citizens from obtaining firearms to defend themselves.
If Joe Biden had his way, Americans wouldn’t have a right to choose how to best defend themselves, their families, or their property. In similar fashion, President Biden opposes school choice, which is the single best way for Black children to break through the educational glass ceiling and achieve academic and vocational success. Instead, Mr. Biden touts the party line dictated to the Democrats by the National Education Association and other organizations with a vested interest in maintaining the status quo, thereby trapping underprivileged Black students in failing (and often dangerous) public schools.
Joe Biden may want to deny Black Americans the chance to choose the best educational environment for their children, but they still retain an increasingly important birthright: the ability to decide who governs them. I pray that Americans of all colors will wake up, head to the polls this November, and cast their votes for the party of freedom and opportunity.
We desperately need a Red Wave of monumental proportions to snatch the Speaker’s gavel from Nancy Pelosi’s corrupt hands and to return Chuck Schumer to minority leader status in the Senate. And in 2024, we need to send Joe Biden and his racist policies packing, once and for all.
Dale Glading is an ordained minister and former N.J. Republican candidate for Congress.