Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden participated in an African American leaders roundtable yesterday afternoon in Florida. Biden began his remarks by addressing the death of Ahmaud Arbery.
"These vicious acts call to mind the darkest times of our history," Biden said. "Ahmaud should be alive today. We have no recourse for the life he lost ... but we can recommit to justice."
Biden also addressed the discrepancy of COVID-19's impact on the African American community, saying the pandemic highlights the systemic racial inequities in our society. He pointed to "The Biden Plan For Black America," which his campaign unveiled yesterday. He called for the help of everyone in middle-class America to unite to make sure no one group is forgotten during the pandemic.