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Gov. Kathy Hochul Apologies After Making Apparently Racist Remark

On Monday, New York Governor Kathy Hochul was forced to issue an apology in response to criticism she received for asserting that “young Black children” residing in the Bronx “are unaware of the term ‘computer’.”

Hochul boasted during his address on Monday at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles:

“Now what we have is the money to build a phenomenal super computer that is gonna be accessible to the researchers in New York, college students, will attract more federal grants, and this is how we lay down the mark.” Hochul said.

“No state has done this. In fact, I talk to a lot of other people who say, “I wish my governor had thought of that first.” I say, “No no, this is New York. We like to be first,” with all due respect to you from other states. It’s sort of our attitude. We will be the best, we will be the first, and I want others to follow because right now we have, you know, young Black kids growing up in the Bronx who don’t even know what the word “computer” is. They don’t know. They don’t know these things.”she continued.

Bronx officials immediately condemned Hochul’s “undeniably discouraging” remarks in response to the governor’s remarks.

In a statement to the New York Post, Hochul issued an apology for her remarks in response to the backlash.

“I misspoke and I regret it. Of course Black children in the Bronx know what computers are — the problem is that they too often lack access to the technology needed to get on track to high-paying jobs in emerging industries like AI. That’s why I’ve been focused on increasing economic opportunity since Day One of my Administration.” Hochul claimed.

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