Black Entertainment Television (BET) co-founder Robert Johnson criticized presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden who recently claimed on The Breakfast Club podcast, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black”:

VP Biden’s statement today represents the arrogant and out-of-touch attitude of a paternalistic white candidate who has the audacity to tell Black people, the descendants of slaves, that they are not Black unless they vote for him. This proves unequivocally that the Democratic nominee believes that Black people owe him their vote without question; even though, we as Black people know it is exactly the opposite. He should spend the rest of his campaign apologizing to every Black person he meets.

After the ensuing controversy, Biden apologized, “I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy … I shouldn’t have been so cavalier.”

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