Posted on September 24, 2021

Biden Speaks at Conference Filled With Anti-White, Anti-Police Rhetoric

Amber Athey, The Spectator, September 22, 2021

President Joe Biden had a busy week at the United Nations, and as the media focused much of its attention on his first address to the General Assembly, another interesting presidential public appearance slid under the radar. On Tuesday, Biden delivered the opening address for the Root Institute 2021, a virtual conference put on by the Root, a blog ‘covering the Black community‘ whose tagline is ‘The Blacker the Content the Sweeter the Truth’.


Biden’s decision to give the opening address is even more disturbing after listening to some of the explicitly racist comments made by a panelist during the virtual event.

On Tuesday morning, the Root posted a conversation between senior writer Michael Harriot — the author of two of the aforementioned opinion pieces — and Rutgers professor Brittney Cooper titled ‘Unpacking the Attacks on Critical Race Theory‘.

Here are some of Cooper’s comments from the panel:

  • ‘I think that white people are committed to being villains in the aggregate’
  • ‘I wouldn’t be mad at the black people who want to get [white people] back’
  • ‘[White people] are so corrupt. Their thinking is so morally and spiritually bankrupt about power that they fear viscerally, existentially about letting go of power’
  • In response to a question about whether white people will ever give up power and resources, Cooper said, ‘The thing I want to say to you is we gotta take these motherfuckers out,’ before admitting, ‘but we can’t say that…I don’t believe in a project of violence’


  • ‘White people’s birth rates are going down…because they literally cannot afford to put newer generations into the middle class…we live in a system where even white people cannot sustain the cost of their own lives,’ Cooper said, adding, ‘it’s super perverse, but also they kind of deserve it’


In another panel about defunding the police, Brittany Packnett Cunningham, an activist and MSNBC contributor, claimed that the criminal justice system’s goal is not to keep people safe, but to enrich those already in power and to control minority groups. {snip}

{snip} But during his pre-recorded remarks for the conference, Biden promised that the forthcoming panels would present ‘conversations’ that ‘are essential and bring us closer to the promise of equal rights, equal opportunities, and equal dignity for all.’

‘Thank you for standing up and speaking out for black excellence and black dignity,’ the President added.