While there, the vice president offered "regret for not being a part of the civil rights movements in Selma and other parts of the Deep South."
I guess he forgot that when the Selma march was going on, his Party was busy oppressing blacks with "Jim Crow Laws" and fighting Republican initiatives on the Civil Rights Act.
But, you gotta give the Dems credit; they wised up and stopped openly oppressing blacks and started using them politically by publicly championing meaningless black causes. and covertly oppressing them.
Dems are masters of bait-and-switch as Thomas Sowell points out: "Liberals have pushed affirmative action, supposedly for the benefit of blacks and other minorities. But two recent factual studies show that affirmative action in college admissions has led to black students with every qualification for success being artificially turned into failures by being mismatched with colleges for the sake of racial body count.
The two most recent books that show this with hard facts are "Mismatch" by Richard Sander and Stuart Taylor, Jr., and "Wounds That Will Not Heal" by Russell K. Nieli. My own book "Affirmative Action Around the World" shows the same thing with different evidence.
In all these cases, and many others, liberals take positions that make them look good and feel good -- and show very little interest in the actual consequences for others, even when liberal policies are leaving havoc in their wake.
The current liberal crusade for more so-called "gun control" laws is more of the same. Factual studies over the years, both in the United States and in other countries, repeatedly show that "gun control" laws do not in fact reduce crimes committed with guns."