Joe Biden Must Face a Reckoning For His Role in Building Mass Incarceration

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Joe Biden (Marc Nozell/Flickr).

Joe Biden continues to lie about his role as the primary architect of our modern day systems of mass incarceration in this country. Although he tried to evade the issue during the recent democratic debate, Biden cannot escape this reality. It’s a despicable legacy, and he’s now running for office at a time when people understand the true human toll from Biden’s role in imagining, building, and then defending mass incarceration for generations.  

Last month, nearly three weeks after Biden waxed nostalgic about his time in the Senate crafting anti-busing legislation alongside open white supremacists, he finally apologized for the gross insensitivity of it all. He’s not quite known for offering apologies. This April he literally said, “I’m not sorry for anything I’ve ever done.” His apology on busing could’ve been a step in the right direction, but sadly, Joe said something else in…

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4 comments

  • Meredith

    Please do not say this stuff about Biden. If he wins the primary, the Rethugicans will use all of this against him. Please.

    • BD

      Please stop telling other people to not question the morals and history of these candidates. Hush.

  • marykelley3

    I agree and I feel there are so many better choices t support.

  • hbg1x48

    We must not suppress the truth no matter who it is about. Joe Biden has always held moderate viewpoints that make white conservatives feel comfortable. The most dangerous politicians are the ones who negotiate deals with enemies of The People in exchange for small favors. Biden is misguided and I will not vote for him in the primary election. I support true progressives in local, state and national elections; however, I will reluctantly vote for him in the general presidential election to get rid of Trump. Joe Biden is not the best candidate and name recognition is not enough.

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