“We have moved in the right direction, and there have been improvements, but we still have a long ways to go in the country." -- Hank Aaron
Hank Aaron: Republicans Are The KKK ‘In Neckties And Starched Shirts’
Credit: PBoGS
April 10, 2014

Via Liberaland:

Will the right still think he’s the greatest-ever baseball player? Hank Aaron faced racism when he was vying to tie Babe Ruth in home runs.

“You are (not) going to break this record established by the great Babe Ruth if I can help it,” one of them reads. “Whites are far more superior than jungle bunnies. My gun is watching your every black move.”

Yes, Aaron even saved the death threats, the ones that vowed to end his life if he dared break Ruth’s cherished all-time home run record…

Aaron’s march to history ended 40 years ago today, when his 715th home run vaulted him past Ruth as baseball’s...

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