Professor emeritus reacts to Biden's 'you ain't black' comments

Adolph Reed Jr., professor emeritus of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, reacted to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTucker Carlson ratchets up criticism of Duckworth, calls her a 'coward' Joe Biden wins New Jersey primary Biden wins Delaware primary MORE’s “you ain’t black” comments by saying people shouldn’t be debating whether the former vice president takes the black vote for granted.

If people are serious about trying to advance the issues that most black Americans are concerned about, especially at this moment, the approach ought to be something more like pressing Biden to get beyond one of the Jayapal bills,” he said, referring to Rep. Pramila JayapalPramila JayapalDemocrats fear US already lost COVID-19 battle Progressive lawmakers call for conditions on Israel aid Hillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill banning federal government use of facial recognition tech | House lawmakers roll out legislation to establish national cyber director | Top federal IT official to step down MORE’s (D-Wash.) Medicare expansion bills.

Biden was criticized after saying on a radio show last week that "you ain't black" if you support President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Jersey incumbents steamroll progressive challengers in primaries Tucker Carlson ratchets up criticism of Duckworth, calls her a 'coward' Trump on Confederate flag: 'It's freedom of speech' MORE. He later said he regretted the remark.