(PartiallyPolitics.com) – On Monday, President Biden, during an event celebration for the 60-year anniversary of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law, argued that it was necessary for all Americans to speak up.
The event took place only a couple of days after a shooting in Jacksonville, Fla., where a White gunman killed Black Americans. Local officials have claimed that the crime was racially motivated as the suspect had left a number of manifestos with his views. An investigation has been launched into the shooting which is considered a hate crime.
The President during his speech slammed the attack on diversity that has been occurring throughout the country, including in Florida, and has led to many books on diverse topics including Black history and slavery being banned. He added that this was the moment for everyone in the nation to speak up, arguing that the country’s history was being erased and that books were being banned. He then questioned whether anyone had believed that they would need to be having such a conversation because of the attack on diversity.
Biden further noted during his speech that as he has said before “white supremacy is a poison” that has been allowed to grow. He added that domestic terrorism had its roots in that ideology and it is the greatest threat of terrorism currently faced by the United States which is why they needed to take action.
He added that hate cannot be destroyed and that it simply hides away, but that it is our job to continue pushing so that the record can be set straight.
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