President suggests that African Americans and Latinos ‘don’t own their homes’

President Joe Biden made headlines on Wednesday when he announced that borrowers who make less than $125,000 per year will be able to hand off $10,000 worth of student debt to taxpayers.

While Biden’s plan is itself controversial, the president further raised eyebrows with a bizarre remark that some regarded as being racist. 

Biden suggests that minorities don’t own homes

Fox News reported that as he explained his decision to go ahead with his plan, the president told reporters that Latinos and African Americans don’t own their own homes.

“The burden is especially heavy on Black and Hispanic borrowers, who on average have less family wealth to pay for it. They don’t own their homes to borrow against to be able to pay for college,” the network quoted him as saying.

Critics were quick to decry Biden’s statement, with conservative writer A.G. Hamilton tweeting that the president’s remarks were “racist nonsense.”

RedState deputy managing editor Brandon Morse expressed his disapproval as well, calling Biden a “soft bigot with low expectations.”

A long history of racial gaffes

Fox News noted that the president has a long history of making odd pronouncements when it comes to matters of race.

During the 2020 presidential campaign, Biden told radio host Charlamagne Tha God that African Americans voters “ain’t black” if they were having difficulty deciding whether to support him or former President Donald Trump.

Eight years earlier, then Vice President Joe Biden awkwardly drew a comparison to slavery when he told African Americans that Republican nominee Mitt Romney would “put y’all back in chains.”

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