Joe Biden is really reaching for that black vote, and today in Iowa he patted himself on the back for “going into the hood” to find women of color to help them learn to code!!
I guess that’s not an insult when a Democrat says it:
Here’s the writeup from the Washington Examiner:
“Through a program we had through community colleges, we can teach people how to code,” Biden said. “We went out, literally into the hood, and they found, turns out, 54 [people], they happened to be all women, the vast majority were women of color, no more than a high school degree, aged 25-54, and a third of them only had GEDs.”
The use of “hood” drew nervous laughter from some Democrats in the audience. One person let out a “yikes,” but later cheered for Biden at the end of his anecdote.
Words like “ghetto,” “hood,” and “thug” have come under scrutiny recently by activists for supposedly having a loaded meaning. In the past, Biden has found himself in hot water for racially insensitive language and opposing efforts to integrate the nation’s schools.
Yikes indeed. But as I said on the podcast this week, Biden really needs the black vote to stay in front of Booty-judge, and it helps that the dude is gay, and it helps that the black community isn’t really down with the gays. I’m not sure this kind of bizarre pandering will help him, but who knows? He’s definitely head and hairplugs ahead of all the other dems right now…