West, 70, railed against Biden’s support of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 which increased funding for prisons and police officer recruitment in an interview with the New York Post.
‘Well, I think you’ll think Joe Biden contributed to a crime against humanity when he became the architect of the mass incarceration regime in the 1990s,’ West told the tabloid.
‘I’ve taught in prison for 41 years. And the level of barbarity in our prisons has something to do with that crime bill that he put forward,’ the writer, author and critic added.
West accused Biden of keeping issues that affect black people as a ‘low priority’ and went on to allege that the Scranton-native was better at putting ‘black faces in high places,’ a possible slight against Vice President Kamala Harris.