Gov. Chris Christie Makes Racist Gaffe During Talk at Black Church

Chris Christie's recent talk at a black church in New Jersey didn't go over too well

At St. Luke’s Baptist Church in Paterson, NJ, Republican Gov. Chris Christie referred to the first black female leader of the state Assembly by race and gender, not by name, during a discussion about school vouchers; the pastor has now asked that the governor apologize for that remark, the Huffington Post reports.

Christie told the group that an “African-American female speaker of the Assembly” is blocking a vote on a school voucher bill that “would let children in failing districts attend classes elsewhere.”

Democratic Speaker Sheila Oliver, to whom the governor was referring, and who represents a district with some “failing” schools later said she was “appalled” that Christie “injected race into the discussion on education.”

The pastor of the church called Christie’s comment “disrespectful” and said that Christie “missed a chance to unite the community.”

Read more at the Huffington Post



3 Responses to Gov. Chris Christie Makes Racist Gaffe During Talk at Black Church

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  3. Richard says:

    Personally, as a black male, I am not offended. Lets take a poll on where most failing schools are? Lets keep it real, not PC. And perhaps the Gov was appalled that a black woman was in fact holding up a vote that would not restrict those kids from going to perhaps another district that isn’t failing so that perhaps those kids who are more than likely black can get a better chance at a better education.

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