Joe Biden's Black Pass

Why the vice president is "a big f***ing" deal in Delaware, especially among African Americans.

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If Biden's storied career and populist appeal sound like a throwback to the Kennedy era, that's hardly a coincidence, says Gregory. Biden was ushered into politics with the Kennedys and "represented a new way of thinking that involved aggressively reaching out to the African-American community and recognizing our need for representation."

Ultimately, that's the reason he's remained so popular among black folks in little ol' Delaware and why being down with Team Obama was simply a matter of returning to his roots.

Chana Garcia is a New York-based journalist and blogger who is proud to be a square from Delaware.

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Chana Garcia is a journalist, blogger, and cancer survivor who lives in New York City.