Congratulations? Biden tells graduate class of 2021 that systemic racism is one of ‘the greatest crises of our time’ and compares it to the VIETNAM WAR
‘And now you face another inflection point,’ he said. ‘As we put this pandemic behind us, rebuild our economy, root out systemic racism and tackle climate change, we’re addressing the great crises of our time with a greater sense of purpose than before.
‘And because of you, your generation, I’ve never been more optimistic about the future than I am today,’ he added.
‘Just three years after I stood where you’re standing, two of my political heroes, Dr. King and Robert Kennedy, were gunned down.
‘The Vietnam War divided the nation and divided families. We’re in the midst of a great movement for civil rights, women’s rights, and environmental rights.
‘We — we faced an — an inflection point, and we did our best to seize that moment, because things were changing so rapidly, and now you face another inflection point.’
Biden told the graduates that only once in every few generations does a class enter history at point ‘where it actually has a chance to change the trajectory of the country,’ as he said theirs will.
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