Rep. Barbara Lee: Joe Biden Understands Why Systemic Racism Has Got To Be Addressed
LEE: "And so for him to really talk about white supremacy and domestic terrorism, for me was really a step and a moment, first of all, that says to me that he understands what it means and how terrible and how dangerous it is, but also he understands why systemic racism has got to be addressed because they go hand in hand. So I was pleased that not only is he talking about making domestic terrorism and white supremacy a priority to dismantle, he also talked in one of his executive orders last night, the fact that racial equity and justice and addressing systemic racism is going to permeate and be a part of his overall agenda in each and every policy. So this is a major deal, especially for people of color. No president has ever taken this on as an issue, as one of their top priority issues. And being one who was on the floor in Congress in the chamber January 6th, I think now recognizing the response and what happened that day, I think more of my colleagues understand, more people in our country understand the dangers of white supremacy and domestic terrorism."