Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Thursday admitted he has benefited from white privilege after President Donald Trump scoffed at the idea that he has in journalist Bob Woodward’s audio tapes.
When asked about his white privilege during a CNN town hall in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Biden said, “Sure, I’ve benefited just because I don’t have to go through what my Black brothers and sisters have had to go through.”
After the admission, Biden quickly distanced himself from the same white privilege that Trump has been accused of by painting his background as someone who was raised in a working class family.
“Growing up with parents in Scranton, we’re used to guys that look down their nose at us,” he continued, “people who look at us and think that we’re suckers… we’re not equivalent to them.”
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