In a conference call via Zoom with various black leaders and figures, Biden made comments that seem to imply on their face that he believes the country is “doomed” because of African Americans, and because the country will be “minority white European” by 2040. He then refers to individual people as a collective group, saying “you guys,” referring to African Americans, “have to start working with more hispanics.” Though it appears Biden misspoke, as he mentioned “progress in racial equity,” it is unclear what the intended message was.
If we cannot make significant progress in racial equity, this country is doomed. It is doomed. Not just because of African Americans, but because by 2040, this country is going to be minority white European. You hear me? Minority white European. And you guys are going to have to start working more with Hispanics.