Hank Aaron Says Racism Still Exists, Receives Hate Mail In Return

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Last week, as we celebrated the anniversary of Hank Aaron breaking Babe Ruth’s home run record, Aaron recounted the hate mail and threats he received back in the 70s as he approached the milestone. In doing so, he noted that racism isn’t dead, it’s just changed and has become more insidious.

From Bob Nightengale at USA Today:

“Hank Aaron is a scumbag piece of (expletive) (racial slur)” a man named Edward says in an e-mail to the Braves front office and obtained by USA TODAY Sports.

Is this really the right thing to talk about after celebrating the 40th anniversary of one of baseball’s greatest milestones?

For more on this story visit: Craig Calcaterra, NBC Sports

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