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Dem NY Gov. Kathy Hochul Says ‘Black Kids … Don’t Even Know What The Word ‘Computer’ Is’

While policies like affirmative action and DEI initiatives make it clear that leftists don’t believe minorities can compete based only on their merits, sometimes White Democrats are even more blatant in their rhetoric.

This week, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul sparked backlash within her own party for her demeaning depiction of inner-city Black youth.

According to the Daily Caller:

Hochul was speaking about her desire to create diverse workforces in emerging sectors like artificial intelligence (AI) while speaking at the Milken Institute Global Conference, according to the New York Post. The governor’s remarks were quickly met with criticism from Democratic lawmakers in the Bronx, who defended the children in their borough.

“Right now we have, you know, young black kids growing up in the Bronx who don’t even know what the word ‘computer’ is,” Hochul said. “They don’t know, they don’t know these things. And I want the world opened up to all of them because when you have their diverse voices innovating solutions through technology, then you’re really addressing societies’ broader challenges.”

The remark drew instant criticism via social media:

Hochul was forced to issue an apology:

Of course, she’s far from the only prominent leftist to disparage minorities.

One of Joe Biden’s countless gaffes was rooted in this theme, as NBC News reported in 2019:

Former Vice President Joe Biden told a crowd in Iowa on Thursday that “poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids,” an awkward gaffe that came during a conversation about discrimination faced by low-income students.

“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,” Biden, who is running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, said during a town hall in Des Moines with the Asian and Latino Coalition.

He paused, then quickly clarified, “wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids.”

“No, I really mean it, but think how we think about it,” he said.

Here’s a clip of Hochul’s recent remarks:


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