Video: Calling good people racist isn’t new: The Ty Cobb story

Video: Calling good people racist isn’t new: The Ty Cobb story

Have you noticed how easily people are labeled “racist” in today’s America? Well, it isn’t new. Case in point: Ty Cobb. He died in 1961 and remains one of the greatest baseball players ever. It’s also said that he pistol-whipped black men he passed on the street and murdered a black waiter for being “uppity.” Everyone knows he was a racist … and everyone is wrong. Those stories? Slanderous lies. What about his reputation for being a dirty player on the field? Unfounded and unearned.

Now, author Charles Leerhsen reveals these stories as nothing but ugly mythology. How did the lies get started? And what do they say about how easy it is to destroy a man’s reputation? Watch the video that follows to find out.

LU Staff

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