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Black Community Furious With Biden Administration’s ‘Racial Equity’ Plan

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OPINION: This article may contain commentary which reflects the author's opinion.


Editor’s Note: An original version of this story incorrectly stated that the Biden administration was considering a plan to provide “crack pipes” to inner cities as part of a “racial equity” plan. A fact check from Snopes said that “News reports in February 2022 grossly misrepresented the facts about a federal harm reduction program.” The outlet added: “After a wave of grossly misleading news coverage in February 2022, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services stipulated that federal funding would not be used to include pipes in safe smoking kits, as part of a substance abuse harm reduction grant program. This newly-stipulated detail was not originally available, meaning the assertions made in a first wave of coverage had become outdated.” We regret the error and have corrected our reporting.

It is tough to imagine why the Biden administration thought this “racial equity” plan was a good idea. And, as expected, a lot of people are furious about it.

The response to this, other than in the mainstream media, has been a train wreck for the administration with responses ranging from calling the plan “insane” to “racist.”

And the response from many in the black community has been more brutal than others.

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“BREAKING: Hunter Biden tapped to facilitate distribution of crack pipes in underserved minority communities. ‘Hunter has always felt bad that the blacks can’t enjoy the same safety he does when he smokes rocks. Now they can. THAT is equity,’ said one of Hunter’s close friends,” conservative writer Jeff Charles quipped.

“Dems tryna get dat ‘crackhead’ voting bloc back that they lost because of the 1994 Clinton/Biden crime bill,” former advisor to former President Donald Trump, Dr. Darrell Scott said.

“Instead of jobs, Joe Biden chose to give crack pipes to the black community. You can’t make this stuff up. Incredible,” commentator CJ Pearson said.

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“President Trump wanted to give the Black Community 500 billion; the left called him racist. So now you have Biden who wants to give the black community Crack Pipes; wonder what the left will call him?” Newsmax hosts Diamond & Silk said.

“The dude called us coloreds last week and now he’s saying we need crack pipes to fix the problems in our communities. Y’all President is the most racist MF this country has ever seen. That’s some Jim Crow kinda stuff,” Republican Congressional candidate Lavern Spicer said.

“We went from the lowest Black unemployment to our tax dollars paying for crack pipes to ship into Black communities. Vote like your life depends on it,” another black Republican Congressional candidate and pastor, Dr. Willie J. Montague said.

“Joe Biden wants to spend $30 MILLION to hand out CRACK PIPES to “minority” communities. I have never heard something dumber than this in my life. The day I get to Washington DC, I am filing impeachment articles on this man,” he said.

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“The racist, condescending view of non-Whites by the Biden Administration. Imagine thinking taxpayer-funded crack pipes is aiding ‘racial equity,’” Rep. Burgess Owens said.

“The simple fact that Biden thinks handing out crack pipes to addicts is achieving racial equity just shows how racist he is and blind his supporters are,” another Twitter user said.

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Republican politicians also mocked the effort by the Biden administration.

“Biden is sending free meth & crack pipes to minority communities in the name of ‘racial equity’ There is no end in sight for this lunacy,” Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said.

“End government-funded crack pipes,” Republican Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn said.

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“I never in my life thought I would have to say this, but the proper role of government is not to fund the distribution of crack pipes. Did Hunter come up with this bullcrap?” Rep. Lauren Boebert said.


The Washington Free Beacon reported.

It “will provide funds to nonprofits and local governments to help make drug use safer for addicts. Included in the grant, which is overseen by the Department of Health and Human Services, are funds for ‘smoking kits/supplies.’ A spokesman for the agency told the Washington Free Beacon that these kits will provide pipes for users to smoke crack cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, and ‘any illicit substance,’’ The Beacon said.

HHS said the kits aim to reduce the risk of infection when smoking substances with glass pipes, which can lead to infections through cuts and sores. Applicants for the grants are prioritized if they treat a majority of “underserved communities,” including African Americans and “LGBTQ+ persons,” as established under President Joe Biden’s executive order on “advancing racial equity.”

Democratic-run cities such as San Francisco and Seattle have distributed smoking kits to residents. Some local governments, however, have in recent years backed away from their smoking kit programs over concerns they enable drug abuse. Louisville, Ky., for example, allowed convenience stores to sell smoking kits but later banned them. Legislators in Maryland ditched their distribution plan after facing backlash from local law enforcement and African-American leaders.

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