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Have you read the latest pronouncements by Old Joe

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We are greeted this morning that Biden says that a black guy invented the light bulb. He claims Edison didnt.

Isnt that proof enough he should probably be in some care facility?
 

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He's probably talking about Lewis Howard Latimer, who came up with the carbon filament that allowed practical use of the light bulb.
 

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It's a little misleading on Biden's part but it's also misleading to claim Edison did it on his own.

Meet Lewis Latimer, the African American who enlightened Thomas Edison | Grist

We’re interrupting your regularly scheduled programming on gentrification to bring you this Black History Month profile on Lewis H. Latimer, the African-American renaissance man who in the late 19th century helped not only invent the lightbulb, but also create the electric industry as we know it today. Yes, it’s common knowledge that Thomas Edison was the lightbulb’s inventor. And with today being Edison’s birthday, the electric industry won’t let us forget that, either

But while Edison got the patent on those, he got there with a lot of help from Latimer, who literally wrote the book on both. Latimer’s Incandescent Electric Lighting: A Practical Description of the Edison System is a bit more deferential to Edison than perhaps necessary. That was likely a reflection of the times when big ideas couldn’t possibly be ascribed to non-white people, especially when the burgeoning eugenics movement was considered serious science. But Latimer had already been involved in a major invention, having helped Alexander Graham Bell patent the telephone in 1876. In 1880, Latimer began working for the United States Electric Lighting Company, which was run by Edison’s rival Hiram S. Maxim.


Latimer likely would’ve been disappointed in these stances and alliances. For all of his passion for scientific innovation, he didn’t neglect racial justice. In a letter he wrote in 1895 in support of the National Conference of Colored Men, a “My Brother’s Keeper”-like initiative for that time, Latimer wrote:
If our cause be made the common cause, and all our claims and demands be founded on justice and humanity, recognizing that we must wrong no man in winning our rights, I have faith to believe that the Nation will respond to our plea for equality before the law, security under the law, and an opportunity, by and through maintenance of the law, to enjoy with our fellow citizens of all races and complexions the blessings guaranteed us under the Constitution.
That’s what we’d call true enlightenment.


Interesting how a quote from 1895 can still be relevant in 2020.
 

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We are greeted this morning that Biden says that a black guy invented the light bulb. He claims Edison didnt.

Isnt that proof enough he should probably be in some care facility?

So global warming is a black man's fault huh?
 

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It even says so in the article Logical1 likely read: Joe Biden claims a black man invested the light bulb, 'not a white guy named Edison' | Daily Mail Online

If only Logical1 would learn to include links in his posts so we knew where his off the rails thoughts came from.

Well it doesn't make for the same level of sensationalism if you include the truth in the argument. The propaganda narrative is just to say "Biden tried to claim a black man invented the light bulb" instead of understanding that the light bulb that eventually became commercialized and used wasn't an individual achievement. That the breakthrough that allowed its practical consumer use was indeed discovered by a black researcher.
 

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Just old Joe AGAIN pandering to blacks only at election time.
 
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