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Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!

Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 06:16 AM

72. For many of us, Corn Pop's existence is not at issue. It's JB's exaggeration and characterization

 

of a black boy in '62, who can't defend himself, as a switch blade-wielding thug that is not confirmed.

His story to a group of young AA kids that JB in his pool-naming video assume they know how to rust up a blade, is not only appalling but is so fluid that it's a gift to his opponents and proponents. Members of the Romans, who JB played b-ball, by '72 had joined the black power movement. What a gang!




His Delaware pals remained lifelong AA coaches of Biden. But unfortunately AA, ad nauseam, are not a monolithic constituency from Delaware that speak for us nationwide.

For goodness sake, even the WaPo reporter who hung out with JB's pals for his balanced story says his mother, who grew up in the neighborhood, never heard of Pop Corn brandishing a blade. Nor did a blade ever come up during the reporter's interviews of JB's pals.




Sheesh, JB's story so exacerbates stereotypes that one can't tell the difference between Stymie of "Our Gang" and the notorious Frank Lucas So please don't expect an apology from JB's opponents. This storytelling is cemented and a component in our overall view of the man.

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