Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Race Relations in 1947 America vs. 21st Century America

White Americans, majority of them on the far-right and aligned with the Tea Party and some southern state Democrats, reacted to the election of Barack Obama in 2008, the first African American President, in a much more racially charged and radically insensitive way than whites did in 1947 when the Brooklyn Dodgers signed Jackie Robinson, which effectively integrated major league baseball. White objection to Robinson was not muddled in political correctness…he was a black man and simply not good enough or deserving of the same opportunities afforded a white baseball player. They spoke it out loud and were unapologetic. 

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