Really? You're Messing With Hank Aaron? AKA When White People Don't Believe And Getting Some Facts Straight

Saturday, April 19, 2014

First, let's start with the actual article, not some pundit, some media outlet. Let's get it straight.

The USA Today article is here.

This is the snippet everyone is talking about:

"To remind myself," Aaron tells USA TODAY Sports, "that we are not that far removed from when I was chasing the record. If you think that, you are fooling yourself. A lot of things have happened in this country, but we have so far to go. There's not a whole lot that has changed.

"We can talk about baseball. Talk about politics. Sure, this country has a black president, but when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he's treated.

"We have moved in the right direction, and there have been improvements, but we still have a long ways to go in the country.

"The bigger difference is that back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts."

Does he reference Republicans in regard to a Black President?


Does he reference hoods from back in the day?


Is there a break between them talking about moving in the right direction?


Are the Republicans and hoods intertwined?


He actually didn't liken the Republicans to the KKK.


Honestly, who the fuck cares anyway if he intentionally wanted someone to make the connection, or put them into the same pool of racism in our country?

Because the Republicans don't have issues with People Of Color?

Because they're the party of diversity?

And People Want Apologies For What He Said...

There's nothing more insulting then when White People want to discredit People of Color and their views on race and racism when they talk about how far we really haven't come and that's what people are doing now.

They want the great Hank Aaron who's now 80 to apologize for telling the truth? And in a nice way?

What? He doesn't know what he's talking about?

Are White People that thin skinned that they can't take...

Oh wait.

Not need to finish that.

I already have the answer.