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{{quotebox-float|“Liberals have rejected common sense. Anybody who has studied the area knows that we don't have a workable rehabilitation program. Yet we continue to insist that the function of prison is to rehabilitate, not punish. 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”<ref>https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/deep-personal-relationships-joe-bidens-six-segregationist-friends</ref>}}
George Wallace praised Biden as "one of the outstanding young politicians of America."<ref>https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/joe-biden-once-said-democrats-needed-a-liberal-george-wallace</ref> Wallace is famous for coining the slogan in a gubernatorial inaugural address,
[[File:Biden racial jungle.jpeg|right|250px|thumb|Biden: "My children are going to grow up in a jungle, the jungle being a racial jungle."<ref>https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/biden-racial-jungle-quote/</ref>]]
{{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>}}
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