White House press secretary Jen Psaki had an uncomfortable exchange with a reporter Wednesday after he asked whether President Biden “acknowledges his own role” in what the president described as “systemic racism” in America.
During his address to the nation Tuesday evening following the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, Biden said George Floyd‘s death, which he called “murder in full light of day,” had “ripped the blinders off for the whole world to see the systemic racism in the United States.”
At Wednesday’s briefing, New York Post reporter Steve Nelson confronted Psaki about whether the president contributed to “systemic racism” during his decades-long tenure in the Senate.
“[Biden is] an architect of multiple federal laws in the 1980s and ’90s that disproportionately jailed Black people and contributed to what many people see as systemic racism,” Nelson said. “Activist Cornel West said that Biden was one of the core architects of mass incarceration and that, ‘I think Biden is going to have to take responsibility and acknowledge the contribution he made to mass incarceration.’ To what extent does President Biden acknowledge his own role in systemic racism? And how does that inform his current policy positions?”
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