What happened: Dr. First Lady Jill Biden, Ed.D., caused a racial firestorm on Monday by suggesting the (mostly white) Iowa women's basketball team, losers of the NCAA championship game, should be celebrated at the White House alongside the actual winners, the (mostly black) Louisiana State University Tigers.
"I know we’ll have the champions come to the White House, we always do. So, we hope LSU will come," Biden said during an appearance in Denver. "But, you know, I’m going to tell Joe I think Iowa should come, too, because they played such a good game."
Biden was immediately denounced for what many saw as her attempt to coddle white losers at the expense of black winners by proposing the equivalent of "participation trophies" or affirmative action in the form of an unprecedented White House invite, an honor traditionally reserved for championship teams.
What they're saying: LSU's star forward, Angel Reece, called Biden's suggestion "a joke" in a tweet that included not one but three "crying with laughter" emojis. Here's a small sample of the outrage expressed on social media:
• "Jill Biden inviting Iowa to the White House is a joke and it honestly feels like racism." —@TeflonBernie
• "Absolutely NOT. Terrible idea + I hope the Bayou Barbie turns down the offer if they try to make this WH visit into some sort of 'Peace Treaty' spectacle. This grace would not be offered if LSU had lost. There is only ONE winning team here that deserves to be recognized." —@tenilleclarke1
• "Wack." —@nba_paint
• "We not giving out participation trophies @POTUS @DrBiden and if you want the black vote in the next election you gonna have to find another way to pander to sore losers. This is disrespectful and condescending." —@SheLoves_THEE
• "It went from 'All Lives Matter,' to now, 'All Lives Win!'" —@anthonyvclark20
• "BOOOOOO! This the whytest shit. LSU won by 17 points!!! It was a good game, yes, but it wasn’t even close. Them Black athletes on LSU deserve your undivided attention and praise at the White House." —@k_d_badass
• "Bigoted Bidens showing their true colors." —@VinnieChant
• "NO NO NO LETTING WHITE TEARS WIN IS NOT THE ANSWER. They didn’t win period you can come to the White House when you win. Black women deal with this daily in our offices. The white women "feel away" about everything & anything AND the whole world stops for them." —@__aarum
• "Back in the kitchen Jill." —@OGICEY
Why it matters: It's not the first time Dr. Jill has ignited a racial firestorm. In July 2022, for example, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists condemned Biden for "using breakfast tacos to try to demonstrate the uniqueness of Latinos in San Antonio."
What they're saying (Biden family edition): Dr. Jill's degenerate crackhead stepson Hunter Biden has described her as a "selfish silly entitled c—t" who "wouldn't survive one class in a ivy [sic] graduate program."
Bottom line: Never go #FullKaren.
Final thoughts: Though we all have a duty to condemn Dr. First Lady Biden's horrific attempt to erase black women and coddle white fragility, it is just as critical that we continue to honor her desire to be referred to as "Doctor." Failing to do so would be the moral equivalent of an act of violence against women.
UPDATE: After once again being exposed as a condescending racist, Dr. First Lady Biden walked back her condescending and racist remarks.
The Dr. First Lady's press secretary, Vanessa Valdivia, said in a statement Tuesday that Biden "looks forward to celebrating the LSU Tigers on their championship win at the White House."
Though many viewed Biden's comments as an attempt to minimize the achievement of black women, Valdivia insisted they were "intended to applaud the historic game and all women athletes."