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Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!

Response to ucrdem (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 30, 2019, 01:18 AM

27. Biden's legislation did affect Berkeley

 

Among other things, it prohibited the use of any federal funds to bus students beyond the school nearest their homes even if the busing plan was purely voluntary and also prohibited busing to "pair" or "cluster" schools, voluntarily or otherwise.

In reality, Mr. Biden was a leading opponent of busing in the Senate during the 1970s and 1980s, and his opposition went beyond the federal government’s role in the practice.
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In 1975, Mr. Biden supported a sweeping anti-busing measure offered by the segregationist Senator Jesse Helms of North Carolina, and he offered his own less stringent anti-busing amendment to an appropriations bill.

“I oppose busing,” he said in an interview in 1975. “It’s an asinine concept, the utility of which has never been proven to me.”
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Mr. Biden introduced another proposal in 1976 that blocked the Justice Department from seeking busing as a desegregation tool, and co-sponsored an amendment in 1977 that limited federal funding of busing efforts. He continued his efforts that year with a bill curbing court-ordered busing.

In February 1982, he voted for an amendment to a Justice Department appropriations bill described as the “toughest anti-busing rider ever approved by either chamber of Congress.” A month later, he voted in favor of another amendment that allowed the Justice Department to participate in litigation “to remove or reduce the requirement of busing in existing court decrees or judgments.”
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