New book on President Biden and his family’s rise to power claims the residence he lived in when he began his Senate term came with a pledge preventing it from being “owned or occupied by a negro “.
POLITICO’s investigative journalist Ben Schreckinger’s “The Bidens: Inside the First Family’s Fifty-Year Rise to Power” is slated to hit libraries next week, but Fox News has secured an exclusive chapter of the book.
During Biden’s first few years in the Senate, he moved into the house his parents had left in Faulkland, Delaware. More than a decade later, it was reported that the house came with a “restrictive covenant” which stated that the house could not be “owned or occupied by a negro or a person of black descent,” claims the delivered.
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Biden opposed the restrictive covenant in 1986, saying his parents, Joseph Sr. and John, “filed a disclaimer saying they find the restriction morally repugnant and are not bound by it.” , according to the Associated Press. Biden also claimed that the deed signed by his father did not include the restrictive covenant.
The case of Shelley v. Kraemer of the 1948 United States Supreme Court ruled that racial restrictive covenants were inapplicable.
Biden has a checkered history when it comes to race relations and the African American community. While campaigning for the presidency in Alabama in 1987, Biden said, “We (Delawarens) were on the South side during the Civil War” and allegedly bragged about receiving an award in 1973 from segregationist George Wallace, who was then governor of Alabama. .
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In 2006, Biden presented Delaware as a “slave state” in an attempt to appeal to southerners ahead of his 2008 presidential campaign, stating, “My state was a slave state. My state is a border state. My state is the eighth largest black population in the country. My state is something of a liberal northeastern state. “
During his 2020 presidential campaign, Biden raised his eyebrows several times as his Democratic opponents and President Trump shed light on his history of callous comments and long-standing policies that had negatively impacted Afro people. -Americans.
In a May 2020 radio interview with host Charlamagne tha God, Biden received backlash for suggesting that African Americans “aren’t black” if they hadn’t decided who to vote for. Trump and Biden. Vice President Harris, who was a Democratic presidential candidate against Biden in 2019, said it was “hurtful” that Biden praised the “civility” of the segregationists he worked with in his Senate debut.
Over the past two decades, Biden has also spoken highly of the late West Virginia Democratic Senator Robert Byrd, a former KKK member who later regretted his membership in the racist group, and Strom Thurmond, who supported the segregation.
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Biden said Thurmond was a “brave man, who finally made his choice and came on the right side” during the 2003 eulogy after Thurmond changed his perspective on apartheid. Biden said they had become “good friends”.
Biden received backlash last month for calling his black adviser Cedric Richmond a “boy,” which is seen as a derogatory racist term used against black men. GOP national spokesperson Paris Dennard slammed Biden for the comment, calling Richmond a “47-year-old man.”
The White House declined to comment.