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Joe Biden swings and misses trying to honor Satchel Paige

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13.11.2021

President Joe Biden stumbled into a bit of a controversy yesterday when he used racially insensitive language while talking about former MLB pitcher Satchel Paige. While speaking at a Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery honoring Donald Blinken, the former U.S. ambassador to Hungary, Biden referred to Paige as “the great Negro.”

“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. His name was Satchel Paige,” Biden said. As anyone living in 2021 would have guessed, the slip-up caused quite the storm on social media.

Obviously, any time a U.S. president uses the word "Negro," it is going to make headlines. And while I am no........

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