WOKE GONE MAD: Federal Judge STEPS DOWN After Calling Black Person “Street-Smart”

(PatriotHeadline.com)- Woke culture is reaching peak insanity, as demonstrated by Cormac J. Carney, a U.S. District Judge who recently stepped down as the Chief Judge of California’s Central District over a compliment he paid to a black court official. Judge Carney referred to Kiry K. Gray, a court executive and clerk, as “street smart.”

Somehow, that’s offensive?

Gray had worked at the court for some 35 years, and according to the Los Angeles Times, was referred to as “street smart” by Carney during a webinar hosted by the local bar association.

During the discussion, in which the topic of Black Lives Matter was raised. Carney explained his vision for his work as chief judge. He also discussed ongoing vandalism in major American cities, the protests, and the tragic killing of George Floyd at the hands of a former police officer in Minneapolis.

“It’s been sad, quite frankly, seeing our courthouses vandalized with graffiti,” Carney claimed.

Then, when the topic turned to adjusting to his new role as chief judge, Carney praised Kiry Gray as an asset.

“Fortunately for me, we have just a fabulous clerk of the court in Kiry Gray,” he said. “She’s so street-smart and really knows her job,” Carney explained.

Now, to most normal people, this comment would be considered self-deprecating. It indicates that Carney, an appointee of former President George W. Bush, considers himself out of touch. But it wasn’t seen that way…because people complained.

Carney tried to defend himself at first. The Los Angeles Times reported that he used the term to suggest Gray has “great common sense, initiative, and ability to work with people and get things done.”

“It saddened me greatly to learn that some people view the term to be demeaning to people of color. I never knew that there was a different definition of the term,” he said.

But the mob got to him. After praising a black colleague, Carney felt pressured to step down from his role as chief judge. How insane is that?

In an email seen by the Los Angeles Times, Carney said he had apologized to Gray but also “concluded that a simple apology will not put this matter to rest.”

“There will be division in the Court, unnecessary, negative and hurtful publicity, and a diversion from the Court’s essential mission of administering justice if I were to continue serving as the Chief District Judge.”

So he resigned. The mob won, again.