* Click here to return to Joe Biden’s main profile page. Kamala Harris, U.S. Vice President The principal hallmark of the racism that Kamala Harris and other members of the Biden administration carry in their hearts, is their steadfast belief that they inhabit a nation where white racists with evil intent are lurking around every corner, […]
Kamala Harris, U.S. Vice President
The principal hallmark of the racism that Kamala Harris and other members of the Biden administration carry in their hearts, is their steadfast belief that they inhabit a nation where white racists with evil intent are lurking around every corner, eagerly awaiting their next opportunity to ambush or abuse a “person of color.” Harris’ contempt for white America oozes from her every pore. At a February 2019 presidential campaign stop, for instance, she said that Columbus Day should be replaced with “Indigenous People’s Day” because “we are the scene of a crime when it comes to what we did with slavery and Jim Crow and institutionalized racism in this country.”
That same month, Harris spoke out in favor of “identity politics,” a term that she said was commonly employed by racists “as a way to marginalize” and “silence” activists who seek to discuss vital issues like race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religion.
Also in February 2019, Harris said she was in favor of considering the possibility of reparations for slavery because “we need to study the effects of generations of discrimination and institutional racism and determine what can be done, in terms of intervention, to correct course.”
Harris has praised the violent Marxist-anarchist Black Lives Matter movement for its “incredible” and “smart” crusade against “bias” and “systemic racism.” When many U.S. cities were being overrun by violent riots following the death of George Floyd in the spring of 2020, Harris said that “the life of a Black person in America historically, and even recently with Mr. Floyd, has never been treated as fully human…. America has never fully addressed the systemic racism that has existed in our country.”
In August 2020, Harris again lauded Black Lives Matter and its allies for having sparked “a moral reckoning with racism and systemic injustice that has brought a new coalition of conscience to the streets of our country, demanding change.”
Notwithstanding activist Al Sharpton‘s long history as a highly prominent racist, black supremacist, and Jew-hater, Harris has lauded him as a “friend” who “has spent his life fighting for what’s right.”
Kristen Clarke, Assistant Attorney General at DOJ’s Civil Rights Division
When Kristen Clarke was the president of Harvard University’s Black Students Association (BSA) in 1994, she co-authored a letter to the Harvard Crimson asserting that the skin pigment known as melanin “endows blacks with greater mental, physical and spiritual abilities” than white people.
That same year, Clarke invited Wellesley College Professor Anthony Martin to speak at a BSA-sponsored event where he condemned the “Jewish monopoly over Blacks being cursed” – a pronouncement that subsequently inspired Clarke to praise Martin as “an intelligent, well-versed Black intellectual who bases his information on indisputable fact.”
Clarke has long embraced the doctrine of critical race theory, which contends that America is permanently and irredeemably racist to its core, and that consequently the nation’s various institutions and traditions are, by definition, invalid. When President Trump in 2020 issued a directive to remove this noxious doctrine from federal government training programs, Clarke condemned Trump for turning a blind eye to “our nation’s history of white supremacy.”
In 2020 as well, Clarke denounced the “systemic racism that pervades every aspect of our lives, especially when it comes to policing and the operation of the criminal justice system of our country.” This position was consistent with Clarke’s call for “defunding policing operations that have made African Americans more vulnerable to police violence and contributed to mass incarceration.” Such defunding, of course, would only render inner-city blacks more vulnerable to the ravages of violent crime.
In November 2020, Clarke said that collegiate policies permitting black students to be admitted under far lower academic standards than Asian students are “critical for promoting diversity … in an increasingly multi-ethnic society.”
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Ambassador to the UN
In a March 2021 address to the UN General Assembly, Linda Thomas-Greenfield lauded The 1619 Project for shining light on America’s “dark history of chattel slavery,” which she described as “the original sin of America” – a sin that “weaved white supremacy and black inferiority into our founding documents and principles.” Asserting that the timeline of “this terrible history” formed “a direct line from slavery to lynchings to segregation to mass incarceration,” she praised Black Lives Matter as a noble and necessary movement for “racial justice.”
Karine Jean-Pierre, Principal Deputy White House Press Secretary
In September 2017, Karine Jean-Pierre condemned President Trump for suggesting that “he might do away with DACA,” former President Barack Obama’s “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” program which had been enacted to protect hundreds of thousands of young illegal aliens from deportation. The termination of DACA, said Jean-Pierre, would represent “another moral line that [Trump] would be crossing” for the purpose of “advancing a white supremacy agenda.”
In a November 2019 op-ed in Vogue magazine, Jean-Pierre called the Trump administration “a regime of white supremacy,” and she falsely accused Trump of having said that the neo-Nazis who infamously had marched in Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017 were “very fine people.”
Xavier Becerra, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services
Xavier Becerra was one of 15 congressional co-sponsors of the America Votes Act of 2012, which sought—on the twin premises that Voter ID laws are racist and voter fraud is exceedingly rare—to allow voters to simply sign an affidavit attesting to their identity if they lacked the identification documents required at their polling place.
In June 2020 – when the George Floyd riots were in full swing – Becerra, ignoring the empirical fact that police do not shoot or kill black criminal suspects in disproportionately high numbers, said: “We cannot afford to ignore the realities faced by black Americans and people of color in this nation and in our state … We have been called to reckon with the systemic failures that cause and allow police misconduct to perpetuate.”
Michael Regan, Administrator of the EPA
In December 2020, The Washington Post quoted an anonymous source as saying that “[Michael] Regan realizes that America’s environmental laws and policies must, first and foremost, protect the most vulnerable” — a reference to “communities of color and low-income communities.” During his Senate confirmation in February 2021, Regan proudly affirmed that he planned to appoint an “environmental justice and equity advisor” to focus heavily on the needs of precisely those same communities.
Susan Rice, Director of the United States Domestic Policy Council
Late in his presidency, Donald Trump issued an executive order establishing The 1776 Commission, an advisory committee designed to encourage American schools to provide students with a “patriotic education,” and to counter the America-hating narrative of critical race theory. When Joe Biden later revoked Trump’s executive order — on grounds that the “systemic racism that has plagued our nation for far, far too long” simply “couldn’t be ignored any longer” — Susan Rice lamented “just how serious a problem we face from nationalists and white supremacists who have demonstrated a willingness to resort to violence in some instances.”
In July 2020, Rice argued that unequal racial outcomes in terms of metrics like median income, educational achievement, and incarceration rates are the root causes of many “domestic divisions” that can only be “heal[ed]” by “leaders and policies” that aim to “redress the injustices and disparities that are so long-standing and entrenched.”
That same month, Rice was asked if she supported the removal, from public spaces, of statues, flags, monuments, and other symbols honoring Confederate figures. She replied: “I welcome every flag that is changed and taken down, and I’m happy to see statues retired to museums through rational processes.”
When asked to comment on the growing “defund the police” movement in 2020, Rice said: “I can get behind the notion of reimagining how policing is done so police are not being asked to be social workers and do a bunch of things they’re not trained or equipped to do.”
On January 26, 2021, Rice said that “for too many American families, systemic racism and inequality in our economy, laws, and institutions still put[s] the American dream far out of reach.”