Famed slugger Hank Aaron, speaking on the anniversary of his record-breaking home run, told USA Today that congressional Republicans are an updated version of the Ku Klux Klan.
Aaron said, “Sure, this country has a black president.” “But when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he’s treated…The bigger difference is that back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts.”
Hank Aaron added, “We are not that far removed from when I was chasing the record.” He noted that the percentage of black baseball players had declined since he played. He said, “If you think that, you are fooling yourself. A lot of things have happened in this country, but we have so far to go. There’s not a whole lot that has changed.”