Earlier this month baseball legend, Hank Aaron, defended United States President, Barak Obama, in doing so, soon found himself the target of, you guessed it, racist letters; bombarded with nothing short of messages saturated in hatred. Such irony compelled by ignorance.
As the fore mentioned alludes to a disagreement with Aaron's admirable observation within regards to the treatment of, Barak Obama, the first African American president thus, he experienced the treatment of which he stated the president experiences daily,
"According to USA Today, the Braves organization has received hundreds of letters, emails and phone calls since Aaron made his comments a week ago.
"Hank Aaron is a scumbag piece of (expletive) (racial slur)'' read an email from a man named Edward, according to USA Today.
Edward evidently used the racist epithet five times.
"My old man instilled in my mind from a young age, the only good (racial slur) is a dead (racial slur)," he wrote in closing."
These consist of two of the least racially charged messages. These racist morons proved Hank Aaron right, duh. Oh, sweet irony escapes from in-between the mouth of Conservatives.
One of Aaron's comments during the USA Today interview: "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."
I agree, so much racism still exists in this country. And, to be honest, it makes me sick. Although there's been improvement, so much more improvement is needed. If we treated each other Christ like, this World would be awesome. Seeing as that is unlikely to happen, Christians at least, should be like Christ.
1).TOM KLUDT. (15 April 2014). Baseball Great Hank Aaron Flooded With Racist Hate Mail After Defending Obama. Talking Points Memo. http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/hank-aaron-atlanta-braves-racist-hate-mail? utm_content=buffer1b160&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer