Posted by Curt on 16 February, 2023 at 11:34 am. 2 comments already!

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By Jeff Mordock

President Biden on Wednesday used the term “boy” while referring to Wes Moore, Maryland’s first Black governor, in a speech about the economy.
 
Speaking in Maryland, Mr. Biden gave a shout to the governor, recalling Mr. Moore’s days playing wide receiver on Johns Hopkins University’s football team.
 
“You got a hell of a new governor in Wes Moore. He’s the real deal and the boy looks like he can still play,” the 80-year-old Mr. Biden said. “He’s got some guns on him.”
 
Using the word “boy” to describe a Black man is often viewed a racial slur. That’s because, historically, racist Whites used the term to suggest Blacks weren’t on equal footing with them, both before and after slavery.
 
Neither the White House nor a spokesman for Mr. Moore responded to requests for comment from The Washington Times.
 
In 2008, then-Rep. Geoff Davis, Kentucky Republican, apologized for using the word “boy” to describe presidential candidate Barack Obama at a fundraiser.
 
“I’m gonna tell you something. That boy’s finger does not need to be on the button,” Mr. Davis said at the time.
 
In a written apology that he hand-delivered to the future president, Mr. Davis said his poor choice of words was “regrettable.”
 
“I offer my sincere apology to you and ask for your forgiveness,” Mr. Davis wrote.

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