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In Jeff Sessions’ Office, “A Black” Is Never, Ever Called “Boy”

"‘Boy’ is a reprehensible term to use to describe a black man in the South. Because of the history of that term, I have never used the word ‘boy’ to describe a black, nor would I tolerate it in my office."

"‘Boy’ is a reprehensible term to use to describe a black man in the South. Because of the history of that term, I have never used the word ‘boy’ to describe a black, nor would I tolerate it in my office."
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8 comments on “In Jeff Sessions’ Office, “A Black” Is Never, Ever Called “Boy”

  1. Anonymous

    This racist bigot needs to move back into his tree trunk and bake me some cookies.

    – Murphy

  2. Spunky McGregor

    He probably just needs a hug, like all racists and bigots.

  3. John Watts

    Why is calling a black man ‘a black man’ so wrong?

    • read it again. the “man” is left out the second time he says it. if you have any African American friends, I strongly advise you not to refer to them as “a black”

    • Anonymous

      world of difference…. I was speaking to a total stranger the other day…. we were having a normal type conversation about nothing in particular. A black man walked by carrying a vase of flowers. My stranger friend said wonder if he works for a florist or works here? I said I have not seen him around here. He said ‘when I see a black carrying flowers I think he is the delivery man’…… I knew immediately he was a racist pig and smiled and walked away, no words spoken, just walked away. He could just as easily have said ‘when I see a black man carrying flowers….’ and I would have not been as disgusted as I was but I still would have thought it was racist in that he still only saw the black man as ‘the help’ and he could have just as easily been the owner of the flower shop. It’s all dangerous territory! My mother (RIP) would only say things like, ‘my black neighbor’ as opposed to ‘my neighbor Janet’ – she swears she was not racist and got angry if it was pointed out ……… but she was known as ‘the bigot next door’!

      -Murphy

      • John Watts

        It’s odd you used the ‘I think he is a delivery man’ in this context yet acknowledge that it’s racist in itself for a different reason. Personally I’d think the ‘help’ aspect is worse. Calling someone ‘a black’ sounds like something a retarded redneck who’s never a black person would say.

  4. Anonymous

    Mr Watts, I am not sure you read my comment in it’s entirety. I quoted a person who was speaking to me and that was – – He said ‘when I see a black carrying flowers I think he is the delivery man’… — and yes I did point out I think automatically assuming he must have been the delivery man was somewhat racist as he could have been the owner of the flower shop. THEN when I wrote — only saw the black man as ‘the help’ and he could have just as easily been the owner of the flower shop. ‘the help’ was marked to infer it was his way of thinking, not mine! And I agree those words come off as racist, which was my whole point! And to make an additional point, he saw nothing wrong with his comment and probably did not mean it the way it was taken. I am aware that people of a ‘certain age’ tend to not understand the difference in today’s racist language was not necessarily considered racist when they were growing up. The man I was speaking with was somewhere in his 80’s. (as was my mother!) Did you see the movie “The Help” – it was incredibly well done! Oh, and I cannot resist one more note; the word retarded is scorned in today’s social circles. I won’t mention that you seem to have left out a word in your sentence.

    – Murphy

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