“Word I’m hearing through the grapevine is that last week’s ESPN column on MLB’s new BP caps generated so much controversy and backlash against the Braves’ “screaming Indian” design that the team may end up switching to another cap logo.”
Casual Racism: we can defeat it.
(h/t Baseball Nation)
Can we ban the freakin’ Tomahawk Chop too please?
So J is doing some research on Jim Crow Atlanta, and she learned that during construction of MARTA, the subway system, one of the objections to having it go to the Chattahoochee River in Cobb county, a northeast suburb and which was exclusively white, was that, and this is what they said, ‘the negroes’ would ride MARTA up to the Hooch, PILOT A RAFT down the river (like Jim in Huck Finn I guess?) and then rob the houses that backed up to the Hooch, pole their way back up the river, and then ride MARTA home with the loot.
No really. THEY SAID THIS.
And so MARTA still doesn’t really go anywhere.