President Joe Biden made a claim during his recent visit to Selma, Alabama that has come under scrutiny. He stated that he was involved in the civil rights movement while he was a student up north.
However, there is no historical evidence to support this claim. This is not the first time that President Biden has made such claims. In 1983, he claimed that he participated in sit-in protests to desegregate public spaces.
Former Birmingham Public Safety Commissioner Theophilus “Bull” Connor was famous for using fire hoses and police K-9s against civil rights demonstrators.
It does not appear that Biden ever participated in a sit-in. Since the 1980s, Biden has claimed that he walked out of a restaurant as a high school student because a Black student wasn’t welcome there. The former student later contradicted that claim, saying that Biden and other White students were “oblivious” to the situation.
Biden’s claim is yet another example of the left’s attempts to rewrite history. It’s important to remember that the civil rights movement was led by Republicans, not Democrats.
Republicans were the ones who passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Democrats, on the other hand, were the ones who fought against these important pieces of legislation.
President Biden’s claim is not only unproven but also disrespectful to the actual civil rights activists who risked their lives fighting for justice and equality. It’s time for the left to stop trying to rewrite history and give credit where credit is due.