Posted on May 15, 2023

Biden Calls White Supremacy ‘Most Dangerous Terrorist Threat’ in Speech at Howard

Giselle Ruhiyyih Ewing, Politico, May 13, 2023

President Joe Biden denounced white supremacy as the “most dangerous terrorist threat” to the nation in his commencement address to Howard University’s graduating class Saturday.

“White supremacy … is the single most dangerous terrorist threat in our homeland,” Biden said. “And I’m not just saying this because I’m at a Black HBCU. I say this wherever I go.”


Biden continued by telling the soon-to-be-grads that they represented the future of America — a future with the opportunity to put the “strength of our diversity at the center of American life,” and one that “celebrates and learns from history.”


But despite some strong audience applause, Biden’s message was not entirely well-received. The crowd of graduates was dotted with students’ signs criticizing the Biden-Harris administration’s treatment of African Americans.

“A Black child was lynched yesterday!” one sign read, referencing the May 1 killing of 30-year-old Jordan Neely on a New York subway, while another student’s cap said, “Biden and Harris don’t care about Black people.”