Trump is absolutely more racist than Biden. I don't know how anyone could make a statement like that. Come on, Hank. I know you are more rational than that.
Is Biden problematic in that regard? Yeah, for sure. Don't get me wrong, Biden is not the ideal candidate for almost any of these issues; Bernie was by far the best the either side has had, IMO. But just because they are both bad does not mean they are both equally bad. The whole "both sides" shit is such a joke that it hurts — Trump and Biden are in totally different leagues when it comes to things like racism, sexism, homophobia, religious bigotry, ableism, and transphobia.
On the subject of transphobia:
It's a topic that is super important to me personally considering that some of the people I care about the most in the world are trans, like my mom, for example. And this is one area where there is a clear absolute black and white, night and day difference between the two candidates.
Like I mentioned before, Trump has consistently nominated conservative justices to the supreme court. For people like me, this is something super scary. A prime example are the rulings on [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. In these cases, we can already see the potential for damage that Trump has. Brett Kavanaugh, one of Trump's appointments to the court, was one of the dissenters in both cases.
These two rulings are super important to me. Finally, after almost 60 years after the civil rights act was introduced, they ruled that sexual orientation and gender identity are protected in the context of being wrongfully fired. Prior to this, there was no nationwide protections for people being fired simply for existing as a transgender or gay person.
Again, we already had one of Trump's appointments vote against this inclusion. Now, with RBG being, like, you know, dead, it's even more worrying considering how split of a decision this already was. Unfortunately, there is still no federal-level, nationwide protections against being evicted for being transgender, which is another reason why the supreme court is so scary.
Adding to that horrifying fact, as I mentioned earlier, [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. Can you imagine being evicted from your home, having nowhere else to turn, and then being rejected from a shelter as well? How absolutely genuinely fucking horrible is that? It's just so obviously, blatantly immoral.
Topping that off, homelessness is super closely connected to things like your health. And, as I said earlier, adding insult to injury, [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. Again, can you imagine being evicted, going homeless, being rejected from a shelter, and then being unable to get proper care?
As an added bonus example of Trump's constant attack against transgender rights, [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. Not that I particularly care for bootlickers in the first place, but hey.
On racism and religious bigotry:
An early incident was [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. And yes, that is what I am going to call it, considering it was a blanket ban on entry from many countries with seemingly no clear common traits other than being majority Muslim.
As an example, Iran was one of the banned countries. At the time, Iran itself had very little domestic terrorism and very few have ever attempted anything in the US. Zero people from those seven nations listed had ever killed someone in a terrorist attack on US soil since 1975. How could we justify banning Yemeni nationals when only one Yemeni has ever been convicted of even attempting a terrorist attack in the US during that time period?
Adding to that, it was just blatantly illegal initially as well, considering the fact that they attempted to turn around greencard holders from those countries at the airport.
I don't really have the motivation to go through and list every damn issue he has had with regards to race, but you can get an idea from his "very fine people on both sides" meme from the Charlottesville white nationalist incident.