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Black Twitter expressed outrage tonight after Joe Biden equated Black people in America with the criminal justice system.

Biden made the remark during ABC's town hall event on Thursday night.

A Black male asked Biden, "Besides 'you ain't Black,' what do you have to say to young Black voters who see voting for you as further participation in a system that continually fails to protect them?"

Rather than discuss his views on police reform, Biden saw a Black man standing there and immediately equated him with the criminal justice system and being poor.

"In addition to dealing with the criminal justice system to make it fair and make it more decent, we have to be able to put Black Americans in a position to be able to gain wealth," Biden said.
 

Black viewers were understandably upset. One man wrote: "WOW, a black man asks why Joe is worthy of his vote and the FIRST thing Joe mentions is criminal justice system? He just lost my vote."

Another user wrote: "He must have forgotten about his crime bill in 1994 that has sent more black men to prison than all previous crime bills combined."

And a third wrote: "Criminal justice system? Black wealth? So when he thinks of black folks, he thinks poor and criminal... ouch."

Biden's full response to the question is below.