Fox News host Harris Faulkner’s powerful, personal reaction to Biden’s insult to black voters

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Fox News host Harris Faulkner responded to Joe Biden’s “you ain’t black” remarks Friday by recounting her experience as someone who’s faced discrimination and bigotry all her life for not fitting in with what some feel is normal black culture.

I’ve been fighting against this notion that you’re not black enough unless you think a certain way, you vote a certain way, you speak a certain way, you do certain things, my whole life,” she said on FNC’S “Outnumbered.”

“I grew up military — pretty much neutral along the zone of ‘can we all just get along no matter what we look like.'”

But to hear some tell it, being “neutral” means “acting white” or “talking white.”

“I have bi-racial daughters,” Faulkner continued, referencing the two children she had with the white man, Tony Berlin, whom she married in 2003. “This is more than just a little offensive. It is short-sighted, it is a blind spot for this former vice president.”

“He should have gotten up immediately on whatever venue, microphone he had—I would have said it for him immediately, right there in the one that he was already in on ‘The Breakfast Club’ and say, ‘You know what, let me restate that.'”

Listen:

But Biden didn’t restate what he’d said. Not until the clip from “The Breakfast Club” radio show went viral on Friday, a day after it was recorded, did he even address it by saying he’d been too “cavalier” and then bashing President Donald Trump.

“The bottom line of all of this perhaps I was much too cavalier,” he reportedly said during an impromptu call Friday with the U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce.

“I know that the comments have come off like I was taking the African American vote for granted but nothing could be further from the truth. I’ve never ever done that and I’ve earned it every time. I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy.”

He then bashed the current sitting president:

Continuing her remarks on FNC, Faulkner read an official statement from a pro-Trump group known as Black Voices for Trump.

“White liberal elitists have continuously dictated which black Americans are allowed to come to the table and have a voice,” the statement from the group’s leader, senior Trump campaign adviser Katrina Pierson, read.

“It is clear now more than ever, following these racist and dehumanizing remarks, that Joe Biden believes black men and women are incapable of being independent or free thinking. He truly believes that he, a 77-year-old white man, should dictate how black people should behave. Biden has a history of racial condescension and today he once again proved what a growing number of black Americans and I have always known — Joe Biden does not deserve our votes.”

But as noted soon after by Faulkner’s peers at “Outnumbered,” it’s not necessarily an issue just about race — or just about Biden. It’s a multifaceted issue rooted in the Democrat Party’s overall belief that it’s owed the votes of people of a certain skin color, gender, sexuality, religion or whatever else by default.

“To me, it reminds me of when someone says because you’re a woman, you’re going to think and feel this way, you’re going to vote this way or you need to vote for the woman. It doesn’t feel good,” co-host Melissa Francis noted.

FNC legal analyst Emily Compagno concurred.

“I thought this was an absolutely disgusting display of superiority and exactly that kind of entrenched, patronizing point of view that is so alienating to people who think for themselves, or people who dare to not accept the notion that things are just the way they are.”

That’s why this was racist. Because it displays a complete [obliviousness] to the fact that things are the way they are because of privilege, because people were put into boxes and then characterized as such. … This is par for the course for Democrats to take the black community for granted and browbeat them for those that don’t agree.”

Face-check: TRUE.

Listen to the rest of the discussion below:

Vivek Saxena

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V. Saxena is a staff writer for BizPac Review with a decade of experience as a professional writer, and a lifetime of experience as an avid news junkie. He holds a degree in computer technology from Purdue University.
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