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Old 04-18-2013, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by cub killer View Post
I find this hard to comprehend. So you're saying that if the Negro Leagues proved to the world that they were equal or better than the NL/AL by beating them in the World Series, they would still not be as popular simply because they were black?

If society's mentality was that horrible back then, then I'm glad I didn't live it.
Well, considering in parts of the country back then, blacks were forced to sit in the back of the bus, or give their seat up to a white person if there were no other seats available, weren't allowed to eat at lunch counters, weren't allowed to stay in certain hotels, were forced to drink from separate water fountains or use separate bathrooms than whites...I could go on.

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