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?
Likewise Jackie Robinson also went off the reservation with his hateful, racist remarks about Republicans back in 1964.
Calling a racist a racist is racist.
The country that gave him the opportunity to be the best he could be is racist......poor Hank.
Hey,Hank...you could learn A LOT from this wonderful black woman:
Ret. Col. Frances Rice—she can teach you some important facts. Take the test:
BLACK POLITICAL HISTORY: THE UNTOLD STORY NOTE:
All answers are “B.”
1. What Party was founded as the anti-slavery Party and fought to free blacks from slavery?
[ ] a. Democratic Party
[ ] b. Republican Party
See complete test at:
hank aaron is a racist...his record needs an asterisk: *record made by a racist.
I met him. Aaron IS a racist scumbag.
Say it ain’t so, HanKKK.....
He did do that, but he later met with Goldwater and had a reconciliation of sorts. Robinson actually apologized for calling Goldwater a bigot.
I’m a white man who grew up idolizing Hank Aaron. I still consider his homerun recors to be one of the great accomplishments in sports....and I still resent baseball for letting the steroid era taint his accomplishmnet. Anyway, when Hank Aaron compared people in the GOP to the KKK, it really saddened me. As much as I disagree with the political left, I respect their point of view. And, I certainly expect the same respect in return. Instead of carrying himself with the class I had come to expect from Hank Aaron, he went right into the gutter with Al Sharpton and Barack Obama etc....where it may be warm and comfortable, but only because of all the slime he was surrounded with.
Finally, the excerpt caught my attention as well-There are only 67 black players in the major leagues, with three teams not represented by a single African-American player.
Who gives a c#ap?!! I’m certain every team picked the very best players they could find for their rosters. Should we be concerned many basketball team have only a few white players? Should we be troubled that most NFL place kickers are white? Of course not!!!! Skin color doesn’t matter!!! For once....just once....I wish the left would practice what they claim to preach!!!!
And Hank, dude.....you broke my heart with that comment. Why don’t you rethink what you said and try it again at a later date. If you do that, I’ll let your first comment slide.
And now calling someone a racist is racist, if the original racist is a lib.... The rules keep changing; I can’t keep up!
.....and those were the best examples that they could come up with?
As a white kid aged 9-15 in the late 50s and early 60s, Hank Aaron was my first sports hero. His recent comments felt like a sucker punch. If he provoked racist retorts, that’s too bad and should not have happened, but he himself started it with his slanderous, sloppy, stupid, racist generalization.
Racist = somebody winning an argument with a liberal.
Aaron became a radical a long time ago. I used to love the guy. He was my favorite ballplayer, but all he does is bash white people. His book was horrible. Nothing but grousing and complaining.
My beef with Aaron has always been how the Braves kept moving the left field fences in so the aging player could break the record. He was not in the same universe of HR/AB as was Ruth (16 vs. 11 AB per HR). I don’t consider him the true HR champ for those reasons.
A triple-dog accusation!
Yeah, right - Aaron made an outrageously racist comment and got called on it. Too damn bad. As someone else said, he’s second to Barry Bonds now. Suck it up, buttercup.
I was at Shea stadium in the early 70s, before Aaron broke Ruth’s HR record. The crowd gave him a standing ovation after he hit one out. You never see that for an opposing player. FUHA
Hank Aaron, what an asshole
Well, Hank, you started it, you big dummy.
Only Democcrats ever wilcomed them as kinsmen.
Nice try but that won’t jive with youngsteers here raised on visions of the vaunted negroid demigods of lore
Who woulda created a utopian athletic new world were it not for the evil measely white man who BTW....opresses all he touches
I was around back then. I don't recall ANY racist onslaught.
Well said...as always. I sometimes think you’re one of the few truly unafraid to defy all forms of political correctness and speak honestly, without equivocation. God Bless you and your family, wardaddy and good night from Texas.
Maybe old Hank shouldn’t have said such an asinine thing and hr would.have been ok! Idiot!
Or a triple dawg accusation. lol
Something about turnout next November?
Glad to hear it.
Hank dug the hole he is in.