Atlanta Mayor Bottoms Says Biden’s Diversity Comments About Hispanics and Blacks “Could’ve Been Worded Better”
Keisha Lance Bottoms, Atlanta’s Democrat Mayor and potential Biden vice presidential pick, appeared on MSNBC on Friday to comment on Joe Biden’s comments on the diversity of the African American and Hispanic communities, saying they were meant in terms of “voting patterns.” Bottoms added that while she thinks Biden could’ve worded it better, “I know that he doesn’t believe that we are a monolith.”
“I believe what he was trying to articulate was just in terms of voting patterns, but I know that he doesn’t believe that we are a monolith. Because I’ve had these conversations with the vice president directly, and we’ve talked about the growing importance and voice of the progressive wing of the party, fueled, in large part, by younger African Americans. So, I know that he does not believe that. And I know that, as his policies have come forth, his policies reflect his appreciation for the diversity within the African American community. And I do think, obviously, that it perhaps could have been expressed better. But I know his heart, and I know the conversations that I have had with him directly, and what he’s expressed to me about his appreciation of the diversity within the African American community.”
But even if Bottoms is correct and we assume Biden’s comments refer only to voting patterns, it doesn’t change the fact that Biden seems to think African-Americans act as a monolithic block, as opposed to individuals acting like individuals.
And this, right here, is the existential foundation of the Left—a person is not an individual with individual qualities, but is actually nothing more than his or her assigned group.