Baseball Broadcaster Apologizes After Saying N-Word In Reference To The Negro Leagues Museum
Racism always seems to find a way to make its presence known. Over the weekend, during what should have been a celebratory moment for the National Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, sports broadcaster Glen Kuiper used the N-word instead of “negro” in the organization’s name. Kuiper, who reports for the Oakland Athletics, uttered the slur during the broadcast of the team’s game against the Kansas City Royals on April 5.
Kansas City is home to the Negro Leagues Museum.
On air, a one-time athlete, Kuiper, said, “We had a phenomenal day today. N*gger league museum, and Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque.” His on-air co-host, Dallas Braden, showed no visible signs of being alarmed by the word and nodded in agreement with his statement. After going to commercial, Kuiper began the next broadcast segment with an apology. “I said something that didn’t come out quite the way I wanted it to,” he said. “I just wanted to apologize if it sounded different than I meant it to be said… I just wanted to apologize for that.”