White House press secretary Jen Psaki indicated on Wednesday that President Joe Biden is totally open to considering reparations depending on the actions of Congress, stating that he’s dedicated himself to taking “comprehensive action to address the systemic racism that persists today.”
This kind of nonsense is to be expected when your president supports Critical Race Theory, a Marxist construct that is slowly destroying all of the racial harmony that once existed in this country that Civil Rights leaders fought so hard to establish.
Racial reparations is not a very popular policy idea here in the United States, even after the racially charged death of George Floyd last year, only 20 percent of folks here in America supported it.
Psaki made the remarks during an exchange with a reporter who brought up that Biden said during his campaign that he supported a study for reparations. “Does the President support the legislation?” the reporter asked. “He stopped short of saying that during the campaign. Would he sign that if it came to his desk?”
“Well, he’s supported a study of reparations, which is I believe is what’s being discussed, and studying the continuing impacts of slavery, which is being discussed in this hearing on H.R. 40, I believe it is,” Psaki responded. “And he continues to demonstrate his commitment to take comprehensive action to address the systemic racism that persists today. Obviously, that is — having that study is a part of that, but he has signed an executive order on his first day, which would begin to deliver on his commitment to having an across-government approach to addressing racial inequality and making sure equity is a part of his entire policy agenda.”advertisement — content continues below
Psaki said that Biden did not need to study reparations to know that the administration needed to take action on alleged “systemic racism,” adding that Biden “wants to take actions within his own government in the meantime.
When Psaki was pressed on whether or not Biden would actually sign the bill if it landed on his desk, the press secretary said, “Well, it’s working its way through Congress. He’d certainly support a study, but we’ll see what happens through the legislative process.”
The reporter then asked, “Why not, on this issue, create a commission and — by executive order?”
“He actually signed a number of actions on racial equity in — on his first day or his first couple of days in office because he felt it was essential to send the message to the American people and the world that having an across-government approach, ensuring that equity is a central part of his policy agenda was, you know, not just a single — a singular issue but something that would be a part of every policy issue he approaches, whether it’s healthcare, whether it’s economic inequality, a range of issues,” she replied. “That’s his approach and how he’s trying to, you know, change — address the root causes of racism in our country today.”
Biden getting cozy with the idea of reparations is in stark contrast to where he once was on the issue when he stated, early in his political career, that “I’ll be damned if I feel responsible to pay for what happened 300 years ago.”
“I do not buy the concept, popular in the ’60s, which said, ‘We have suppressed the black man for 300 years and the white man is now far ahead in the race for everything our society offers. In order to even the score, we must now give the black man a head start, or even hold the white man back, to even the race.’ I don’t buy that,” Biden stated back in the mid-’70s when he was a first year senator. “I don’t feel responsible for the sins of my father and grandfather. I feel responsible for what the situation is today, for the sins of my own generation. And I’ll be damned if I feel responsible to pay for what happened 300 years ago.”
Well, this is one statement I actually agree with. It’s not my responsibility or anyone else’s for that matter, to make up for what people did hundreds of years ago. I’m not responsible for their sin just as my great-great grandchildren will not be responsible for my sins and mistakes.
It’s called personal responsibility. Slavery is done away with, thank God. We’ve made many corrections in racial attitudes from our past and moved forward. It’s time everyone else does the same.