"It's a mischaracterisation of my position across the board: I did not praise racists".
Democratic presidential hopeful U.S. Senator for California Kamala Harris speaks during the second Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, June 27, 2019. She and Biden both said they'd reenter the U.S.in the 2016 Paris Agreement on day one of their presidency.
Harris said the issue of race was deeply personal for her.
"These rights are not up to the states to decide", Biden said.
Biden retorted that he "did not oppose busing in America" but "busing ordered by the Department of Education".
While there were several clashes between the Democratic candidates over healthcare, immigration and the economy, most also repeatedly blasted Trump. "That's where the federal government must step in, that's why we have the Voting Rights Act, the Civil Rights Act".
Many in the black community have protested Buttigieg's handling of the police incident and the relatively small number of black police officers on the South Bend force.
Interested in Democratic Party? Now, number two, as the USA -as-excuse me-as the vice president of the United States, I worked with a man who in fact, we worked very hard to see to it we dealt with these issues in a major, major way.
The front-runners of the crowded Democratic presidential contest jostled on Thursday night over issues of race relations and whether the time had come for a new generation of leaders.
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Harris was born in 1964, and Berkeley Public Schools didn't fully integrate until 1968, meaning Harris was still a grade school-aged child when the district was in its early years of ending "de facto segregation" by using buses to transport children, according to contemporaneous news reports. Bernie Sanders had the clearest ideas on how to improve the lives of people in this country and take on vested interests hoarding wealth and power.
Of all the candidates, Biden issued the most forceful denunciations of Trump, and the crowd ate it up.
Mr O'Rourke said private insurance was "fundamental to our ability to get everybody cared for", but Mr de Blasio cut him off.
While the difference may be modest - especially compared to the Republican fight against universal health care coverage of any kind - it has left Biden vulnerable to liberal attacks that he's not willing to embrace bold change.
For moments on Thursday night, a fierce intraparty debate that had been simmering just below the surface about the party's future was exposed on national television.
The Medicare for All approach pushed by Warren and Sanders, which has gained support in Congress, would create a government-operated plan that eliminates private insurance.
Other candidates performed impressively. The former View co-host also said she likes "honest, articulate, and Intelligent" Mayor Buttigieg.
"I'm against any Democrat who takes down Obamacare", Biden said.
Todd was a sallow reminder that, all things considered, this debate was not a representation of how the candidates would govern or even what their positions are; it was a representation of how they are able to perform in an NBC-orchestrated rhetorical game. Given the racism she was experienced as a child, "How did you come out of that and not have hatred towards white people generally?"