Joe Biden ruffles a few feathers with his latest anecdote.
Joe Biden's found himself in some hot water, once again. The Democratic nominee has been on his campaign in an attempt to lead the Dems into the White House during the next election. However, he's been dealing with a few controversies in recent times that might impact his chances in the election. Most recently, his comments about his trek to the "hood" have left many wondering just how out of touch he actually is.
Joe Biden's looking to win over the votes of the African-American community but as a politician, referring to inner-city communities as "the hood" is probably not the best way to go about it. During a stop on his campaign trail in Iowa, the former vice president spoke about the efforts to evolve the economy in cities such as Detroit which is when he brought up how he went to the hood to teach women of color how to code.
"Through a program, we had through community colleges, we said look, put together a program for us where we could teach people how to code,” he said. "We went out, literally into the hood, and they found, turns out, 54 [people], they happened to be all women, the vast majority were women of color, no more than a high school degree, aged 25-54, and a third of them only had GEDs.”
According to the Washington Examiner, there was an audible “yikes” from an audience member but his overall point was met with applause.