Skip to comments.Hank Aaron Flooded With Racist Hate Mail After GOP Attack
Posted on 04/16/2014 7:54:30 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The offices of the Atlanta Braves have been flooded with racist letters, emails, and phone calls attacking Hall of Famer Hank Aaron after his interview comparing the way Republicans treat President Barack Obama to the Ku Klux Klan.
USA Today writer Bob Nightengale said the "sheer racism" of the attack against Aaron was similar to the racist onslaught that the African-American star faced in 1974 when he broke Babe Ruth's home-run record.
Nightengale noted that the new hate mail messages came as baseball was celebrating Jackie Robinson Day, April 15, on Tuesday.
One bigoted writer named Edward wrote an email to the Braves' front office with several expletives and racial slurs contained it, according to The Washington Post.
Another baseball fan named Marion called Aaron "a racist scumbag." Mark called Aaron a "classless racist" while a writer named David said he planned to burn Aaron's "I Had a Hammer: The Hank Aaron Story" autobiography.
The firestorm erupted after 80-year-old Aaron, the senior vice president of the Braves, said in an interview with USA Today that America today is "not that far removed" from the racial intolerance of the mid-20th century.
On the 40th anniversary of his home-run record, he said, "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. The bigger difference is that back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts."
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No mention of the fact that Hank’s remark was racist.
Apparently calling someone a racist is in itself racist. These are the examples given.
Race relations are at a 50 year low in America for some strange reason.
But, calling him a racist is not a racist move. Aaron talks like a race baiter which takes him down to the level of Jackson, Sharptoon, Nagel and the rest. A man I thought deserved my respect has proven otherwise.
I was never much of a baseball fan—I think it’s sort of like watching paint dry.
I guess this guy doesn’t mind having his freedom diminished-—everything they can, they turn into a racist thing
He need to open his eyes and see what’s really happening in Washington.
To paraphrase Laura Ingraham ... Shut up and play ball.
But since Aaron is too old to do that, he ought to just go away. I suspect a lot of his resentment is based on his awareness that he has nothing to offer the baseball world anymore, and that he probably had no place in Major League Baseball once his playing career ended.
I have to wonder how many come from lefties trying to muddy the water. While I found Mr. Aaron’s remarks insulting, I would no more reply in kind than I would try to fly off my roof.
AAron was a good man but his racism is being returned in kind.
I thought it was rather amusing to see him try to say that Republicans are Really Democrats?? Kind of makes ya wonder why so many blacks encourage other blacks to remain on the plantation. Maybe they really are worried the Democrat KKK will start up again.
Blah blah blah...
150. I’m pegging this erosion all the way back to Reconstruction.
In fact, if I ever run into Barry Bonds in a bar or restaurant, I'm going to offer to buy him a drink and toast his record with him.
He’s a racist with an asterisk.
We're being shown we were wrong to think that. It would appear he is/was not.
So...anyone taking issue with Aaron’s own race -baiting, bigoted statements is a bigot themselves, eh?
Funny how that works with these liberals.
I’m white, and I would vote tomorrow for Alan West, for Herman Cain, for Clarence Thomas, for Alan Keys, etc.. They are all black and all good, God-fearing and loyal Americans...but I guess that makes all of those black men racist bigots too according to these sycophants.
That’s the mental illness called progress liberalism...called the far left.
That’s exactly it. Anyone who doesn’t assent to the “consensus” is a racist, a soldier in the “war on women”, etc. But Islam is a “religion of peace” in spite of its adherents who murder people in various ways, and have many supporters.
Why can’t people see what’s being done to their minds, to their power of thinking for themselves? Unless they just want to assemt to the dangerous lies, because it serves theor own agenda? Or they’re afraid of “social death”-social, for now?