If you haven’t heard by now, Democratic Presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden posted a photo on Instagram that features a MASSIVE letter ‘N’ over former President Barack Obama.
To be fair, the picture was apart of a 3-picture formation that spells out “BIDEN.” Regardless of that fact, Biden campaign’s social media manager has a lot of explaining to do. A MASSIVE ‘N’ over Obama? Oof.
The Instagram picture got absolutely ROASTED in the comments section.
Justin Whang, a popular YouTuber who has over 350,000 subscribers, commented, “Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.”
Another Instagram user wrote, “N on Obama y’all ain’t slick LMAO.”
Another account responded, “How do you delete someone else’s post?”
Instagram user @dovla021 pointed out that a white man posting a picture with an “‘N’ ON A PHOTO WITH OBAMA” isn’t the best look.
Even self-proclaimed supporters of the 76-year-old Biden were critical of the seemingly racist photo. One individual who said he would “like a Biden presidency” commented that the post “looks racist af.”
While it’s rather obvious that neither Biden nor his campaign’s social media manager put the giant ‘N’ on top of Obama to refer to the n-word, Biden does have a long well-documented history of saying many nearly openly racist things.
A video posted on Twitter by Culttture.com contains audio of Biden referring to Barack Obama as “the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy” during a 2007 interview with The New York Times.
Again, I need to repeat it because it’s so insane. Biden literally said that Obama was “the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean.” Yikes. Can someone please explain to me how that wasn’t at least borderline racist?
In another resurfaced video from the 2008 presidential campaign, Biden told an Indian-American man, “In Delaware, the largest growth in population is Indian-Americans moving from India. You cannot go to a 7-11 or Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian Accent…and I’m not joking.”
Biden’s perceived racial insensitivity towards black people was also in the news earlier this week after The New York Times reported that Anita Hill recently rejected Biden’s apology for how Biden led the 1991 Senate Judiciary committee hearings on Justice Clarence Thomas.
Anita Hill accused Justice Thomas of sexual harassment during Thomas’ Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Biden, who was the head of the Senate Judiciary committee at the time, aggressively questioned Hill during the hearings.
Biden called Hill on the phone a few weeks ago, right before he announced that he is running for President in 2020. Hill told The New York Times that Biden expressed his “regret for what she endured” during his intense questioning sessions 28-years-ago. Hill said that the call with “Mr. Biden left her feeling deeply unsatisfied,” according to the NYT.
The New York Times article also mentions that Hill is “troubled by the recent accounts of women who say Mr. Biden touched them in ways that made them feel uncomfortable.”
So, is Biden a racist? I don’t know. I don’t think so. I don’t like to label everyone “racist,” “misogynist,” or any other “ist” word. But I do know that when it comes to the modern far-left social justice warrior Democratic Party, it’s highly unlikely that a 76-year-old straight white male with a long history of being racially offensive towards minorities and inappropriately touching women will win the Democratic nomination in 2020.