“Poor kids” vs. “White kids” – 2019
Remember that time when he made a speech to a group of minority activists in Des Moines, Iowa? As he said at the Des Moines town hall on August 8, 2019, “We should challenge students in these schools to have Advanced Placement programs.”
He then added that “we have this belief that somehow if you’re poor you can not do it. But poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.” After a moment, he immediately realized WHAT HE JUST SAID. “Wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids. No, I really mean it”. But Joe, it was too late.