Former vice president Joe Biden, who is the Democratic nominee for president, spoke about racial injustice at a campaign event in Durham, N.C., on Oct. 18, as supporters listened from cars to avoid spreading the novel coronavirus.
JOE BIDEN: I know this nation is strong enough to do both, honestly face systemic racism and provide safe free speech for our families and small businesses that too often bear the brunt of looting and burning. We have no need for armed militias roaming America's streets.
This is the United States of America.
We should have no tolerance for extremists white supremacist group marching in our-- menacing our communities. But what? But if you say we have no need for-- to face racial injustice in this country, as he says, you haven't opened your eyes to the truth.
There have been powerful voices for justice in recent months. George Floyd's six-year-old daughter, who I met with in the family, I knelt down to say Hi to her, and she looked at me, she said, "Mr. Vice President, Daddy changed the world. Daddy changed the world." Jacob Blake's mother, with whom I met, says violence didn't reflect her son, and this nation needs healing. And then said she prayed for the police officers.
Doc Rivers, a basketball coach, choking back tears when he said, "We're the ones getting killed. We're the ones getting shot. We've been hung. It's amazing why we keep loving this country, and this country doesn't love us back."