Today, CNN provided ample coverage to Biden’s remarks at a campaign speech yesterday. In direct repudiation of Roland Martin’s commentary on AC360, not a single African-American would defend Vice President Joe Biden’s “put y’all in chains” comments made in Danville, Virginia. Many went so far as to characterize Biden’s remarks as racist or having racial undertones.
Those upset with Biden’s remarks included Artur Davis, the former Democrat Congressman from Alabama, as well as Douglas Wilder, the first African-American Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Here’s Wilder on Fox:
Davis called Obama “divisive:”
CNN analyst Roland Martin said yesterday that these comments weren’t meant for African-Americans, and that the crowd was “mostly white” from what he could tell. He said that he, an African-American, wasn’t at all offended. Fortunately, many African-Americans from both sides of the aisle today expressed their disappointment in Biden’s remarks, and explicated that Biden’s attempt at an African-American dialect and use of slave imagery has no place in modern discourse, regardless of how many or how few African-Americans were in attendance.