Originally Posted by SI1020
I don't want to start a ****storm but it is futile to judge a past era by today's standards, and there are a lot of bad misconceptions about what life was like back then. Of course I believe we have come a long way. Also, FWIW it was not uncommon to have a significant white presence at some Negro League games. Negro League teams and players also barnstormed all across small town and rural America and played to big enthusiastic crowds.
I think it's wrong to judge individual people for their actions when they were considered "normal" during their lifetimes, but I think we can all also agree that, for now the majority of the American population, the society of yesteryear was ****ing awful and we're better off now than we were then.