Once again, Georgia just makes me shake my head. The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals just ruled that:
there were no racial overtones when a white supervisor called an adult black man “boy.”
“The usages were conversational,” the majority explained, repeating what it had told the trial court after the Supreme Court ruled, and “nonracial in context.” Even if “somehow construed as racial,” the unsigned 2-to-1 decision went on, “the comments were ambiguous stray remarks” that were not proof of employment discrimination.
I’m thinking the majority hangs out in the same places that Rep. Lynn Westmoreland does.