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On August 23, 2020, a black man named Jacob Blake was brutally shot seven times in the back by two members of the police force. Ever since, Kenosha, which was where the incident took place, has been in the national spotlight.

Joe Biden, one of the Presidential nominees arrived at Kenosha on Thursday where he had a private meeting with the family of Jacob Blake, after which he met residents of the city at Grace Lutheran Church, where he addressed the gathering.

During the event, Biden made several eyebrow raising statements; one of them being about the inventor of the lightbulb.

Biden stated that the lightbulb was invented by a black man, not Thomas Edison, who is known for inventing the lightbulb, film and phonograph.

Biden was accused of trying to rewrite history, but we must know that his claims were not entirely wrong either. Lewis Horward Latimer, a black inventor, patented a lightbulb with a carbon filament. Biden’s claim isn’t entirely wrong, but isn’t quite accurate either.

Racial injustice is prevalent in America, and so is police brutality. The country has seen a multitude of protests and riots against the same, after George Floyd, a black man, was killed by a white police officer in Minnesota.

Addressing the terrible situation, Biden stated that he can’t promise everything will get solved in his four years of President if he wins. But, he said that things would be a whole lot better than they currently are, and that’s something that’s really required as of now.

Biden was slammed by critics, since he reportedly made remarks about being shot. Added to that, Portia Bennett, a woman born and raised in Kenosha, stated that attendees were told to “go off” based on a script.

Reporter: Maahi Shah

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