During a Federal Emergency Management Administration briefing on Monday, President Biden referred to a Black advisor in a very rude manner. When introducing his senior adviser Cedric Richmond, a former Louisiana congressman, the president referred to him as “boy”
“I’m here with my senior adviser and boy who knows Louisiana very, very well and New Orleans, Cedric Richmond,” Biden said at a press briefing with FEMA where he addressed Hurricane Ida.
Historically, calling someone “boy” has been considered to be a racially derogatory term that targets Black men.
Biden was criticized during his 2020 presidential campaign when he used the term as he recounted how segregationist Democrat Sen. James O Eastland had called him “son” but never “boy.”
In his 2020 campaign, Biden, in a shocking moment, commented that if a Black person did not vote Democrat, then they “ain’t Black.”
Paris Dennard, the GOP national spokesperson, called Biden out for using the term, citing that Ricmnond is “a 47 year old man.”
“While JaRon Smith was 38 years old when he was in a similar role for President Trump I can assure he was not called a ‘boy’ by President Trump,” Dennard tweeted. “Joe Biden just continues to insult Black men openly and in public because he doesn’t care.”