Once again, Joe Biden used a term that many people say is racist and extremely offensive.
In fact, former President Barack Obama even banned the government from using the term in 2016.
Biden referred to former baseball player Satchel Paige as a “Negro.”
This remark from Biden came while speaking at a Veterans Day event at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.
Looking at the crowd, Biden said, “I just want to tell you, I know you’re a little younger than I am, but I’ve adopted the attitude of the great Negro at the time.”
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Clarifying himself, Biden reiterated, “The pitcher in the Negro leagues, went on to become a great pitcher in the pros, major league baseball, after Jackie Robinson.”
“His name was Satchel Paige,” Biden continued.
“And Satchel Paige, on his 47th birthday, pitched a win against Chicago,” Biden said. “And all the press went in and said, ‘Satch, it’s amazing. 47 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.’”
“They said, ‘How do you look at it, Satch?’” Biden continued, adding, “He said, ‘I look at it this way: How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?’”
Biden has faced heavy criticism for other race-related comments in his past.
While running for president in 2020, he told black Americans, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
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Much criticism has been directed at public figures for using the term “Negro.” The Voice of America (VOA) reported in July 2020 that political operative Roger Stone, whose 40-month prison sentence was commuted by former President Trump, called Los Angeles-based black radio host Morris O’Kelly a “Negro” in an interview, prompting O’Kelly’s website to write, “Stone could have reached for any pejorative, but unfortunately went there,” adding that “Stone offered an unfiltered, unvarnished one-sentence expression of how he saw the journalist interviewing him.”
“O’Kelly characterized ‘Negro’ as the ‘low-calorie version of the N-Word,’” VOA reported.
In 2013, the Census Bureau announced it would no longer use the term “Negro.” In May 2016, former President Barack Obama signed a bill into law that would ban the federal government from using the term “Negro,” permitting “African-American” instead.
In May 2020, during an interview with popular African-American commentator and radio host Charlamagne tha God, Biden, running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, defended his record on racial issues and, when told that the host had “more questions” for him, declared, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”