Civil rights attorney Leo Terrell accused Joe Biden of being a racist after he claimed the African American community lacked diversity.
During an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Terrell said: “Biden is unfit to be president and… is a racist.”
“Joe Biden is unfit to be president and Joe Biden is a racist,” the attorney said, the Daily Caller reports. “Joe Biden has the mindset of a plantation owner. He thinks he knows how every black person thinks, how we walk, what we should eat. Joe Biden doesn’t understand that black people are individuals. Condoleezza Rice and Al Sharpton are different individuals. We have a different mindset.”
Terrell, who appeared on the show alongside American radio host Larry Elder, said Biden insulted “every black American today.”
“Jim Clyburn doesn’t speak for me or Larry or black Americans,” he continued. “No one black person speaks for black America … Joe Biden insulted every black American today. And he should not be president. He is the racist.”
Fox News reports Biden made the controversial comment during a virtual convention of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
During the event, Biden said the African American community lacked diversity “with notable exceptions.”
“And by the way, what you all know, but most people don’t know, unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things,” he said.
He added: “You go to Florida, you find a very different attitude about immigration in certain places than you do when you’re in Arizona, so it’s a very diverse community.”
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NEW: Biden draws distinction between diversity within Black and Latino communities, telling @NPR’s @lourdesgnavarro that “unlike the African-American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes.." pic.twitter.com/ZbWmVZTFFL
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) August 6, 2020
In a separate event, Biden added: “Now what I mean full diversity, unlike the African American community and many other communities, you’re from everywhere. You’re from Europe, from the tip of South America, all the way to our border in Mexico, and the Caribbean. And different backgrounds, different ethnicities, but all Latinos. We’re gonna get a chance to do that if we win in November.”
This is the hill Biden's apparently going to die on. This afternoon he appeared in a virtual roundtable and doubled down on his “Latinos have a more diverse culture than blacks” take pic.twitter.com/j8azhzL5YJ
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) August 6, 2020