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Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!

Response to George II (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 4, 2019, 03:38 PM

13. You mean, he didn't say, "When I worked with the segregationist racists

 

on my anti-busing bill"?

He wasn't thinking very clearly if he thought he could talk about working with them without having to deal with questions about what he worked with them on.

And their positions still don't align. Harris isn't against the kind of busing program her district had (and Berkeley still has a busing program to promote socio-economic and racial integration -- just not the same one they had before.)

But Biden wasn't just opposed to Federally ordered desegregation for districts that had purposely assigned students to segregated schools; he was also against busing for de facto segregation , which is what they had in Berkeley (caused by segregation in housing, because of deed covenants and redlining). Harris says she benefited from Berkeley's busing.

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2019/06/24/bidens-segregation-comments-resurrect-his-anti-busing-history.html

Bidenís position then, which he has reiterated since, was that he didnít support transporting students between racially isolated schools as a remedy for de facto segregation, the descriptor for racial isolation that wasnít caused by explicitly discriminatory laws.
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