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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