https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... reg-abbott
What Biden actually said was: “The last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime, everything’s fine.”The White House has defended Joe Biden’s criticism of the Republican governors of Texas and Mississippi, after the president called their decisions to end mask mandates “Neanderthal thinking”.
Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, emphasized that the president was comparing the governors’ actions to “the behavior of a Neanderthal, just to be very clear, the behavior”.
In everyone with deep European and Eurasian ancestry, on average almost 2% of their DNA has been traced as having come from the Neanderthals. That's about 400% the average amount found in those of African ancestry.
So isn't the White House supporting just having used a racial slur?
I'm only being half facetious here. There are no races among humans, biologically speaking...because the taxonomy requires there to be a sub-species before a race is classified. Modern humans are Homo sapiens sapiens, and Neanderthals were Homo sapiens neanderthalensis. Biologically, that's an actual sub-species divide. And every one of the Founding Fathers and those of us whose ancestors immigrated here from Europe are all a small part Neanderthal. So...