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Comments made by President Joe Biden about Satchel Paige during a Veterans Day speech Thursday caused an immediate debate on social media about whether he referred to the baseball legend as "the great negro" or had simply misspoken.
Paige, a Black pitcher in baseball's Negro Leagues before breaking into Major League Baseball late into his career, is considered by many to be one of the greatest to ever play his position.
During his speech at Arlington National Cemetery, Biden said he had "adopted the attitude of the great Negro—at the time—pitcher in the Negro leagues, went on to become a great pitcher in the pros in Major League Baseball after Jackie Robinson, his name was Satchel Paige. And Satchel Paige on his 47th birthday pitched a win against Chicago."
a reply to: ColoradoTemplar
If Trump would have said that it would be all over the 6 O'clock news and there would be riots.
a reply to: TzarChasm
Why is it okay to say "black" in English but not "negro" in Spanish?
originally posted by: TzarChasm
a reply to: FunshineCD
To be fair, I didn't upload the topic and I am just as confused as you are. Negro is a pigment word just like cuckold is a bird but the internet turned it into a pejorative term. It's obvious he was using it in historical context.