On Thursday, #PresidentBiden was delivered a speech during Veteran’s Day. While speaking, he mentioned Satchel Paige, a baseball player from the 1920’s, and referred to him as the “great ne**o.”
Standing at the Arlington National Cemetery, Biden stated he, “adopted the attitude of the great Negro—at the time—pitcher in the Negro leagues, who went on to become a great pitcher in the pros—in Major League Baseball—after Jackie Robinson.” Biden continued to say, “His name was Satchel Paige.”
He then went on to tell a story, “Satchel Paige on his 47th birthday pitched a win against Chicago,” Biden continued. “And all the press went in and said, ‘Satch is amazing. Forty-seven years old. No one’s ever, ever pitched a win at age 47. How do you feel about being 47?’ He said, ‘Boys, that’s not how I look at it.’ And they said, ‘How do you look at it, Satch? And he said, ‘I look at it this way: How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?'”
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“I’m 50 years old, and the ambassador’s 47,” Biden added.
On Twitter, people were debating if the dated term is offensive or not. Others stated that had #Trump said those words it would’ve been more of an issue. Eric Trump, Donald Trump’s son, stated, “Did Biden just say what I think he said?!”
Another person said, “I thoroughly dislike Biden but there’s nothing wrong with using n**ro in its correct context.” The Twitter user continued to say, “And people should not fear being thrown under a bus when they say this word either. Pick & choose your battles. Th[is] should not be one of them.”
Roomies, what do you think?