Joe Biden: Why Don't We Teach History? "A Black Man Invented The Lightbulb, Not A White Guy Named Edison" | Video | RealClearPolitics

Joe Biden: Why Don't We Teach History? "A Black Man Invented The Lightbulb, Not A White Guy Named Edison"

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During a town hall with residents of Kenosha, Wisconsin in the wake of riots in response to a police shooting last week, former Vice President Biden wondered why schools don't teach history in history class anymore.

"I cannot guarantee everything gets solved in four years, but I guarantee you one thing, it will be a whole heck of a lot better," he promised about his planned presidency.

"We will move a lot further down the road," he urged, citing for example: "Why in God's name don't we teach history in history classes? A black man invented the light bulb. not a white guy named Edison. Okay? There's so much. Did anybody know?"


"That Black Wall Street in Oklahoma was burned to the ground," Biden recalled. "Anybody know? We don't teach them. We have to give people facts. Teach them what is out there."
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