Say it ain’t so, Joe!
The former VP shocked a group of black mayors in 2019 when he said the problem with their communities is that the “parents can’t read or write themselves.”
However, it wasn’t until Thursday, February 13, 2020, that the New York Times finally reported on the story.
According to the New York Times:
Mr. Biden has caused some of his own problems. During a private meeting with prominent black mayors in Georgia last year, according to three people with direct knowledge of the gathering, he caused a stir when answering a question about education reform. Mr. Biden said one problem black communities face is that the “parents can’t read or write themselves,” a remark that shocked and frustrated many in the close-knit group.
In a statement, Mr. Biden’s campaign said he was seeking to reference his own experience.
“The Vice President regularly talks about how his father’s experience has shaped the way he feels