AP Photo/LM Otero It got hot Saturday at Yankee Stadium, and not just because it was nearly 90 degrees in the Bronx by gametime: Yankees designated hitter Josh Donaldson made a comment to Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson that Anderson contends was “racist.” The benches cleared, tempers were short, and the controversy is still raging; Major League Baseball officials have begun an investigation.
A disquieting sign of the persistence of racism in American culture today? Nope. The incident was actually a disquieting sign of how our racism-obsessed culture has given all too many people a hair-trigger sensitivity that sees racism everywhere, and manufactures it when it isn’t present.
So what happened? Did Donaldson use the dreaded word that shuts down all discourse and rational thought and excludes one from polite society forever after? Of course not. Did he come out to bat wearing blackface? Did he taunt Anderson with old racial stereotypes about blacks? No. All he did was pass by Anderson in the first inning and say, “What’s up, Jackie?”
Yeah, really, that’s all. Donaldson was needling Anderson over a 2019 Sports Illustrated interview in which Anderson said he felt as if he were “today’s Jackie Robinson” and was “getting to a point where I need to change the game.” What Anderson meant is unclear, as there are no bars to black people playing Major League Baseball today, and contrary to accusations of racism, baseball teams have actually been aggressively courting young black men to play the game, so as to offset those very charges of racism.
Anderson’s remark was a self-important and self-pitying manifestation of what happens when you tell someone every day of his life that he is oppressed and denied opportunity. Tim Anderson made over seven million dollars in 2021 and stands to make nine and a half […]
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