During a campaign stop this week, Joe Biden spoke about a time he helped find someone capable of running the computerized city lighting system in Detroit. He described going into ‘the hood’ to find women of color who could do the job.
This is the sort of cringe-worthy moment that will happen again and again for as long as Joe Biden is in the 2020 race. Get used to it Democrats.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Biden Cites Work Helping ‘Women of Color’ From ‘The Hood’ Learn to Code
Former vice president Joe Biden cited his work in the Obama administration helping “women of color” from “the hood” learn how to code on Friday.
Biden, who announced his bid for the 2020 presidential nomination last month, told an Iowa audience it was important for American workers displaced by globalization to adapt to the new, tech-centered economy. To illustrate the point, Biden described a visit he made to Detroit, Mich., as vice president where he saw first hand how local entrepreneurs trained citizens from economically distressed communities to “code.”
“Through a program we had, through community colleges, we said look put together a program for us where we can teach people how to code,” Biden told the audience. “We went out, literally into the hood, and they found, turns out, 54 [individuals], they happened to be all women, the vast majority were women of color, no one with more than a high school degree, aged 24-to-54, and almost a third of them only had a GED.”
Watch the video:
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Lots of people are talking about this on Twitter:
No offense, but Joe Biden doesn’t look like he’s ever stepped foot in “the hood.”
But we’ll go ahead and add this to the long list of racially insensitive gaffs he’s made over the years. #IACaucus pic.twitter.com/B7ZPU1uxtM
— Preya Samsundar (@psamsundar) May 3, 2019
Joe Biden tells bizarre, rambling story about how Detroit couldn't turn on street lights because they had to find women in the “hood” to teach how to code
After 44 years in the swamp, I'm afraid sleepy Joe has lost a step…https://t.co/C5hRz8IwrT
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) May 3, 2019
Joe Biden Wednesday bragged about time he spent in the "hood," a place where he said he found "women of color" he helped train to do computer coding..
Sounds racist to me and clearly he's stereotyping…
— Aaron W. Collins (@AaronCo63678331) May 3, 2019
RT @BeachUSA45: Please….PLEASE let @JoeBiden keep talking😂😂
He is the master of shoving his foot in his mouth with a huge dose of mustard.
Blah…blah…blah…oh and “I found a bunch of women in the ‘hood’ to teach how to code.
— Pagonis (@kanetteutt) May 3, 2019
Does anyone else think Joe is looking really old and out of touch here?
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