… Kentucky Republican Congressman Geoff Davis using the word “boy” in reference to Sen. Barack Obama …
A racist Kentucky Republican? Terrible, but not a massive surprise. This is highly offensive:
One, it’s the ultimate sign of disrespect, and is often more offensive than calling them the N-word. For years black men were summarily dismissed and treated with disregard. It was as if their stature was diminished when someone white called them a boy. I’ve heard black men describe the hurt and pain of growing up and having someone white call them a boy in front of their own child.
I can’t possibly understand what that would be like, but it sure sounds awful, and I can’t imagine the level of prejudice, repressed anger, and immensely poor taste that would motivate someone to disregard people like this.
Remember earlier this year when former President Bill Clinton referred to Obama as a “kid”?
No! What? He did?
That evoked a similar reaction by some because it was seen as being dismissive of a sitting U.S. senator who also is a grown man with a wife and two daughters. Where I come from, we call that a man, and not a boy or kid.
What a shame that Hillary Clinton’s campaign has helped tarnish Bill Clinton’s otherwise excellent presidential legacy. They’re both revealing themselves to be absolutely awful people.