Tagged Racism

The Greatest Whine

I saw a little of a TV show regarding Hank Aaron, baseball’s career home run record holder until Barry Bonds passed his total in 2007.  It was describing Aaron’s team, the Atlanta Braves, during the period as he was closing in on the record of 714 homeruns long held by Babe Ruth. Images of a nearly empty stadium were said to illustrate the public’s disinterest, perhaps snubbing of Henry Aaron’s eminent breach of the longstanding homerun record.  Then without any uncertainty a woman asserted that white people were opposed to Aaron, a black man, breaking the preeminent homerun record.  They…

From One Racist to Another

For 18 years the New York Yankees have been playing Kate Smith’s version of “God Bless America” during the seventh inning stretch.  They have recently banned the song due to her singing some purported racially insensitive songs 80 years ago.  The hockey team, Philadelphia Flyers, have done the same and even covered a statute of…