There is nothing disgusting President Biden using the word “nigger” when referring to the old league baseball … at least according to the league steward, who defends and applauds him for saying the word.
You’ve undoubtedly seen the clip of the Prez speaking on Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery and getting significantly annoyed … saying he had “taken the big nigger attitude of the era”. Cingeworthy, sure, but to be fair, Biden misspoke and ultimately cleared up the issue with the intention of calling the Negro League great player. Paige satchel.
Bob kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, told TMZ… not only was what Mr. Biden meant was crystal clear, but it would have been “harmful” if he had used another word.
Bob says he was surprised at the fallout online – people ticked off POTUS using such a dated term – because he says there’s a reason the word is still on the walls of his museum. As Bob said, they still use “Negro” to preserve the league’s nearly 30-year history – from 1920 to 1947. He compares it to the NAACP, which also hasn’t changed its name, despite the fact (almost) no we use the word “C” nowadays.
In addition, he said “It was an honor that the President insisted on honoring Satchel Paige, who turned out to be one of the greatest pitchers” in the history of ANY league of baseball.
As for Prez calling Satchel a “big nigger” – Bob says he knows the point Mr. Biden was trying to make and that it was 100% free.