Words: Biden supports affirmative action. “We should remind everybody that the day before a black child, a minority child, steps into the classroom, half the achievement gap already exists. The moment they walk into that school, they are already behind.”
Actions: Biden voted AGAINST banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds (1995), AGAINST ending special funding for minority and woman-owned business (1997), and FOR setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities and women (1998). The NAACP has given Biden a rating of 100%.