Jill Biden, the first lady of the United States, is under fire for inviting the University of Iowa women’s basketball team to the White House after they lost to the LSU Tigers.
The co-hosts of “The View” have accused Biden of having “racial blind spots” for inviting the white-dominated Iowa team along with the primarily black LSU squad.
Critics have called her comments tone-deaf and racially insensitive, as the star player of the winning team, Angel Reese of LSU, is black, while Iowa’s leading scorer, Caitlin Clark, is white.
But the co-hosts are making assumptions about Biden’s intentions. Maybe she didn’t know that only the winning team is invited to the White House.
Maybe she was just trying to make nice to everybody. It’s unfair to accuse her of unconscious bias or racial blind spots without any evidence.
At the end of the day, this controversy is just another example of the left’s obsession with identity politics. They can’t seem to get past people’s skin color or gender and focus on their actual accomplishments.
Instead of celebrating the University of Iowa women’s basketball team for their impressive season, they’re attacking Jill Biden for a harmless gesture.