On Sunday’s broadcast of CNN’s “State of the Union,” CNN political commentator Aisha Moodie-Mills offered her analysis of former Vice President Joe Biden, a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, and his struggles on the campaign trail.
Moodie-Mills argued Biden coming from a throwback of racial segregation presented challenges for him, which she tied to gaffes that were perceived to be “out of touch” with modern problems.
“I very much believe that Joe Biden is a good man and that his heart is pure,” she said. “But the problem though is that he is a white man of a certain era in this country. He served with segregationists who he revered. He comes from a school of thought frankly served with Moynihan who wrote a report that suggested that what is wrong with black people and black communities has everything to do with them. As opposed to the systemic challenges and frankly structural racism that has created the poverty and that has disenfranchised and suppressed black people since the beginning of time.” read more