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I’m not Racist — I Just Think Whites Are Smarter, That’s All

JoeBidenLrg.jpgThe WaPo is carrying an interview with Presidential candidate Joe Biden today and claiming that he made some sort of gaffe during the sit down.

After a lengthy critique of Bush administration education policies, Biden attempted to explain why some schools perform better than others — in Iowa, for instance, compared with the District. “There’s less than 1 percent of the population of Iowa that is African American. There is probably less than 4 or 5 percent that are minorities. What is in Washington? So look, it goes back to what you start off with, what you’re dealing with,” Biden said.

I know what most of you are thinking, but don’t go there. That’s not what he meant at all. He wasn’t implying that D.C. schools perform poorer than Iowa schools because there are more blacks in D.C. schools than in Iowa. That’s not what he meant at all. Jesus — cut the guy a break. Give the Senator a little credit and stop twisting his words around.

Clearly, what he meant was: Iowa schools perform better because there are more whites in Iowa. Sheesh. You people: Always assuming the worst. Tsk. Tsk.

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Just out of curiosity, what was the question that prompted such a vile remark?

He must be good buddies with James Watson: http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_7278403

(The biology nerd in me is really sad to find out that Watson is such a racist)

Not only is he (Watson) a racist but he and Crick stole data for their work on the structure of DNA from a X-ray crystalographer named Rosalind Franklin. Watson and Crick get all the credit even though she did all the work.