As Barry Bonds gets closer to breaking Hank Aaron’s home run record, I’d like to shed a new light on this for everyone that may make us all feel a little better.
In 1974, when Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s record, many people were actively rooting against him. Because he was black (still is by the way).
In 2007, as Barry Bonds prepares to break this record, many people are actively rooting against him. Not because he’s black, but because he’s kind of a dick and no one really likes him all that much. Some people will claim it’s the steroids thing, but at the heart of it it’s because he’s a dick.
This means, that we are not judging him by the color of his skin, but rather the content of his character.
This isn’t exactly with Martin Luther King was talking about, but pat yourselves on the back if you don’t like Barry Bonds because of what he has done and the kind of person he shows himself to be, because we are all examples of Dr. King’s dream.