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Joe Biden: 'Poor Kids Are Just as Bright and Just as Talented as White Kids'

Jeff Katz
August 09, 2019 - 6:20 am

Oof. You're going to have to explain this one Joe.

During an appearance at the Asian and Latino Coalition in Des Moines, Iowa, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden told the crowd that "poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids."

While discussing possible improvements to America's education system, Biden said: "We should challenge these students, we should challenge students in these schools to have advanced placement programs in these schools. We have this notion that somehow if you’re poor you cannot do it, poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids"

He quickly attempted to clarify his comments by adding "wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids" on the end.