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Cito Gaston reflects on Adam Jones, history of racism in baseball - Sportsnet.ca

Cito Gaston gives some historical perspective.Although progress has been made we still have a ways to go.

It wasn’t the racist insults hurled by the fan that stung Cito Gaston the most. The vitriol certainly hurt, but he’d heard it all before. What bothered him even more was the fact that the man showing up to every game to express his blind hatred always brought his son with him. The little boy stood beside the grown man, soaking in his father’s bigotry as he took in America’s pastime.

“Certainly a good role model,” Gaston says sarcastically. “It’s the reason why this stuff still goes on, I guess.”

Jim Furtado Posted: May 07, 2017 at 08:10 AM | 18 comment(s)
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