Joe Biden Refers to Black Senior Adviser Cedric Richmond as ‘Boy’


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Another day, another outrageous comment from Joe Biden.

During a Federal Emergency Management Administration briefing on Monday, Biden called a Black advisor “boy.”

A visibly confused Biden asked: “Uh, Cedric, uh, who are we going to next?”

Biden then referred to Cedric Richmond as “boy.”

Biden was talking to former Louisiana Democrat Rep. Cedric Richmond, who now serves in the Biden administration.

“I’m here with my senior adviser and boy who knows Louisiana very, very well and New Orleans, Cedric Richmond,” Biden said while discussing Hurricane Ida and the government’s response to the devastating storm.

To many, “boy” is considered to be a racially derogatory term toward Black men.



Paris Dennard, who serves as a spokesperson for the GOP and Director of Black Media Affairs, blasted Biden.

“Joe Biden just continues to insult Black men openly and in public because he doesn’t care,” Dennard said.

Biden was also accused of making a racist remark during his presidential campaign when he claimed that if a Black person did not vote Democrat, then they “ain’t black.”

When he was on “The Breakfast Club” and one of his staffers called for an end to the interview because Biden had other interviews to do.

The host of the show, Charlamagne Tha God, took issue with that saying “You can’t do that to black media!”

“I do that to white media and black media because my wife has to go on at 6 o’clock,” Biden said.


The host said he wanted to do another interview because “we’ve got more questions.”

“You’ve got more questions?” he said. “Well, I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”

But it should not be a stunner to anyone who has followed the career of Biden, who has said things far more racist than this.

Biden was advocating for “orderly integration of society” not only school integration via mandatory bussing, which he was against, “I am not just talking about education but all of society,” he said.

“Unless we do something about this, my children are going to grow up in a jungle, the jungle being a racial jungle with tensions having built so high that it is going to explode at some point,” he said.


Another example is from 2006 when Biden was considered a possible contender for the 2008 Democrat Presidential nomination.

During the C-SPAN show “Road To The White House” Biden was bragging about his support among Indian-Americans when he said “I’ve had a great relationship. In Delaware, the largest growth in population is Indian-Americans moving from India. You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking.”

And then there were these gems from the 2020 presidential election campaign.

“We should challenge students in these schools,” he said. “We have this notion that somehow if you’re poor, you cannot do it. Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.”

Then he paused, likely realizing what he said, and added, “Wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids — no I really mean it, but think how we think about it.”

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