Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Who Are You Calling "Boy"?!?

"I'm going to tell you something: That boy's finger does not need to be on the button. He could not make a decision in that simulation that related to a nuclear threat to this country."
- Congressman Geoff Davis (R-KY) recounting an alleged interaction with Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) at the Northern Kentucky's 4th Congressional District Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday night, April 12, 2008!

The Republican Congressman from Kentucky does not dispute the accuracy of the quote. Rep. Davis hand-delivered a written apology to Obama's office when he returned to Washington, DC today.

Read the entire ABC News article here.

plez sez: wait a goddamn minute... who the heck is he calling boy?!? this *ish* is getting out of hand! first that uppity Negro stuff from billary and now this f*ckin' yahoo from kentucky is calling Barack Obama - a United States Senator and quite possibly the next President of the United States - a boy!!!

i'm about to lose my freakin' mind in here.

calling a Black man boy has long been the racist's way of treating Black men like children in the most demeaning way... it is vulgar, it is condescending, it is unbecoming, it is racist, and its only usage is to minimize and denigrate the standing of the Black man. my father grew up in North Carolina in the 30's and 40's... back then, white people would use the term "boy" and "nigger" interchangeably when referring to Black men. calling a Black man a "boy" is WORSE (and i mean it... it is WORSE) than calling him a nigger! how dare you just up and call a grown ass man a boy? i am seeing RED!!!

apology my eye! i don't want to hear an apology from congressman jeff davis... i don't wanna hear *ish* from congressman jeff davis... congress should be moving to censor him.

congressman jeff davis needs to apologize to every Black man who he has ever referred to as "boy"... and i KNOW that Barack Obama wasn't the first!

breath, plezWorld, breath... nice slow, deep breaths...

1 comment:

Lola Gets said...

Plez, inhale through the nose...exhale through your mouth...nice and easy now.... Well, Im not a man, but I can see why this comment would have any Black man angry enough to wring some necks. It boggles my mind when I see just how far we havent come in race relations in this country.