The explanation in every case is oversight and forgetfulness, not malice.
Once again no one will know that I am not a chip off the old block, that I harbor black thoughts, double and malice.
I do not think Ozzie had any malice toward Cubans specifically in his comments.
c.1300, "desire to hurt another," from Old French malice "ill will, spite, sinfulness, wickedness" (12c.), from Latin malitia "badness, ill will, spite," from malus "bad" (see mal-). In legal use, "wrongful intent generally" (1540s).