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Biden bemoans white supremacy in remarks at civil rights movement site


Added 09-15-19 12:57:01pm EST - “Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden? denounced white supremacy at a ceremony commemorating the victims of the 16th St. Baptist Church bombing, 56 years ago.” - Thehill.com

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenEric Holder: Democrats 'have to understand' that 'borders mean something' Young insurgents aren't rushing to Kennedy's side in Markey fight Biden says he'll release medical records before primaries MORE denounced white supremacy at a ceremony commemorating the victims of the 16th St. Baptist Church bombing, 56 years ago.

The former vice president compared the motives behind the church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama that killed four girls to recent violent attacks, including the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting and the El Paso shooting.

"We have not relegated racism and white supremacy to the pages of history," Biden said, according to a transcript obtained by The Hill.

The 16th Street Baptist church was bombed in 1963 and marked a turning point in the Civil Rights movement. Biden said the same ideology that prompted the bombing is driving the domestic terrorism now.

"It is only with persistent effort," he said. "It is only with fortitude in our actions. It is only with faith in ourselves and the future that may yet be. That change comes— sometimes slowly, sometimes all at once— and progress continues."

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