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George Wallace

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/* Relationship with Joe Biden */
{{quotebox-float|"Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!"<ref>https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/1963-george-wallace-segregation-now-segregation-forever/</ref><ref>https://youtu.be/KQLapDdEKmY</ref>}}
The same year Biden authored an amendment to gut Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. ''[[Politico]]'' writes of the whole sordid affair, {{quotebox-float|Biden morphed into a leading anti-busing crusader—all the while continuing to insist that he supported the goal of school desegregation, he only opposed busing as the means to achieve that end. This stance, which many of Biden’s liberal and moderate colleagues also held, was clever but disingenuous. It enabled Biden to choose votes over principles, while acting as if he was not doing so....In a seminal moment, the Senate thus turned against desegregation. The Senate had supported the 1964 Civil Rights Act, [[1965 Voting Rights Act]] and 1968 Fair Housing Act....the Senate remained the last bastion for those who supported strong integration policies. Biden stormed that bastion...<ref name="politico.com">https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/08/joe-biden-integration-school-busing-120968_full.html</ref>}}
[[File:Biden 1975.jpeg|left|350px|thumb|“I think the Democratic Party could stand a liberal [[George Wallace]] — someone who’s not afraid to stand up and offend people, someone who wouldn’t pander but would say what the American people know in their gut is right” - Joe Biden]]
Sen. James Abourezk of [[South Dakota]] related how Biden reacted when Abrourezek tried to block the amendment:
{{quotebox-float|‘Abourezk, you **********, if I ever vote for another one of your bills, it'll be a cold day in hell.'
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