Radio show host Charlamagne Tha God, a key leader and influence in the African American community just dealt a lethal blow to the Joe Biden campaign by noting his Senate record reflects very racist legislation.
“He did very well today in Philadelphia, you know, he said a lot of things that I wanted to hear, and I know it’s a dream-selling season and politicians say what they need to in order to get elected, but I really enjoyed it,” Charlamagne Tha God said before dropping the hammer.
“But I need some action like I need him to really lean into blackness now.”
“To me, it’s like this: If Barack Obama was JFK, then Joe Biden needs to be Lyndon B. Johnson. You know, he has the opportunity to be as progressive as Lyndon B. Johnson.”
“Lyndon B. Johnson may have been labeled a racist but his record doesn’t reflect that.”
“LBJ’s record showed that he had, like, the most effective progressive record on race and class of any Democratic president of the past 80 years,” he said.
““I think, you know, Biden’s record in the Senate actually reflects very racist legislation, but he has a chance to correct that by doing right by black people.”
“I see black communities all across America catching hell regardless of who is in the White House,” Charlamagne Tha God said.
“People like to bring up coronavirus and how it’s hitting black people the hardest. That’s because we have a bunch of underlying conditions created by systemic racism that have never been fixed.”
“And like I said before if you created legislation that hurts, then you have to create legislation that helps,” he added.
“It’s just that simple. Like, the whole system needs to be dismantled and rebuilt, and he’s been a very intricate part of that system, whether you’re talking about, you know, in ‘84 with the mandatory minimum sentences for drug dealers.”
“Or you’re talking about ‘86 with the crack laws that gave you more time for crack cocaine than powder cocaine.”
“Or you’re talking about the ’94 crime bill, like, he was really one of the people on the front line when it came to the war on drugs and mass incarceration.”