Congresswoman Maloney Apologizes for Uttering ‘N-Word’


the_n_wordNew York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney apologized yesterday for repeating a racial slur when she quoted another person during an interview. Calling the N-word disgusting, the Democrat said she was relaying a story as it was told to her. “I apologize for having repeated a word I find disgusting,” Maloney said in a written statement. “It’s no excuse, but I was so caught up in relaying the story exactly as it was told to me that, in doing so, I repeated a word that should never be repeated.”

Maloney is quoted on criticizing Democratic U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, whom Maloney may run against. Maloney says she got a call from someone who used the slur in accusing Gillibrand of backing English-only public education.

“Sen. Gillibrand believes that any use of the word is offensive,” said Matt Canter, a spokesman for the senator. “Furthermore, she opposes English-only policies and supports expanding opportunities for immigrants to learn English and thrive in our economy.”

Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton criticized Maloney for using the term.

Maloney issued her apology before Sharpton raised objections. He still said he was disappointed and faulted her for not identifying the caller who originally used the word and for not reprimanding the person when the conversation first took place.

“Is this a delayed disgust?” Sharpton asked.
{NewYorkNow/ Newscenter}


  1. Good. We have come a long way, and for Jews too. Once it was OK to refer to Jews with words like “kike” and “Jewboy” and other endearments. I remember being followed down my street by teenagers shouting “Chr-st-killer” the week after Easter.

    Let’s hear it for political correctness. It may seem extreme at times but it does prevent a lot of crudity – which doesn’t always stay verbal. It wasn’t that long ago that I was addressed by a group of non-Jewish teenages in Bensonhurst with “Jew, I’m gonna tear that wig off your head.” That sort of thing can make you feel a little threatened….

  2. SDR- if you think it’s OK to refer to other groups with derogatory names, don’t complain the next time an anti-Semite calls you names. What goes around comes around.

    What happened to that old concept of Jews as refined, civilized people with derech eretz? Who is teaching our young people to use coarse language?

  3. rachel r:::
    yidden are on a higher level dont deny that now you may choose to hide it others dont its a mitzius we are better you cant compare us feeling bad when when we are called names out of anti-semitsm to us calling them names bec we dont do it out of hate rather out of fact