Biden Catches Heat for Calling Satchel Paige ‘the Great Negro’

President Joe Biden raised a lot of eyebrows and offended a lot of people on Thursday when he referred to baseball legend Satchel Paige as “the great negro.”
The verbal gaffe occurred during Biden’s Veterans Day address at Arlington National Cemetery. During the speech, the president launched into a story about Paige, who played in the “Negro leagues” before joining Major League Baseball in the late 1940s.
“I’ve adopted the attitude of the great negro at the time, pitcher of the Negro leagues, who went on to become a great pitcher in the pros — in Major League Baseball — after Jackie Robinson,” Biden told the crowd. “His name was Satchel Paige.”
Is Biden a racist or just not up-to-date on current vernacular? Do you find his goof offensive?

 


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