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No, Biden’s Record Player Moment Wasn’t Racist

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It may go down in history as the “record player” debate. In the latest installment of “Survivor: Democratic Primary,” the most iconic moment was Joe Biden suggesting that poor parents should play the record player at night to make sure their kids are hearing more words.

It was considered a gaffe on a few levels. First of all, aside from a handful of Gen X hipsters, most people haven’t seen a record player in the last 30 years. But for far-left progressives, the problem wasn’t that Biden isn’t up on the latest tech, it’s that his answer was, in their judgement, racist. Here is a sampling of the commentary on Twitter:

FYI to all media: The issue with the Record Player Moment was the racism, not the outdated reference. https://t.co/8r2JeSjGq0

— Anand Giridharadas (@AnandWrites) September 13, 2019

So many problems with this. He didn't answer the question. He repeated a racist stereotype (using a debunked study). He still has a record player… But the pettiest problem… Does Joe Biden think black parents don't play their kids music?? Has he MET black people?........

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