If “The System is Racist,” is Biden Responsible?

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Systematic racism. It is what we are told America is founded upon. But if the problem is a result of racism being embedded in every single institution, then should democrat-run institutions not accept some of the blame and apologize?

During a White House press briefing, a reporter asked Biden’s press correspondent if Biden would “accept his own culpability” in the systematic racism that he had mentioned that Floyd’s death “ripped the blinders off for the whole world to see the systemic racism.”

The reporter asked: “But he is an architect of multiple federal laws in the 1980s and ’90s that disproportionately jailed black people and contributed to what many people see as systemic racism.” “To what extent does President Biden acknowledge his own role in systemic racism, and how does that inform his current policy positions?”

Jen Psaki answered:

“Well, I would say that the President is — one of the President’s core objectives is addressing racial injustice in this country not just through his rhetoric, but through his actions,” Psaki claimed. “And what anyone should look to is his advocacy for passing the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, for nominating leaders to the Department of Justice to address long-outdated policies, and to ask his team — leadership team here in the White House to prioritize these issues in his presidency, which is current and today and not from 30 years ago.”

When the reporter attempted his reply, Psaki quickly cut him off: “Does he believe it’s important to accept his own culpability in setting up a system-” “I think I’ve answered your question,” Psaki said quickly.

This all came after Biden gave a speech upon the guilter verdict of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter against Derek Chauvin for his role in the death of George Floyd.

This case has deeply divided America, Maxine Waters, a Democrat congress woman even went so far as calling for violence depending on the outcome of the case:

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We’re looking for a guilty verdict. We’re looking for a guilty verdict. And we’re looking to see if all of this [inaudible] that took place and has been taking place after they saw what happened to George Floyd,” Waters said. “If nothing does not happen, then we know that we’ve got to not only stay in the street, but we’ve got to fight for justice, but I am very hopeful and I hope that we’re going to get a verdict that will say guilty, guilty, guilty. And if we don’t, we cannot go away.” 

A statement that has left her in hot water.