New York Post prints racist article on Yankees' draft Masahiro Tanaka
The New York Post is notorious for racist undertones, but this one just can't be ignored. Last Wednesday's post about the New York Yankees' new Japanese pitcher, Masahiro Tanaka, sunk to a new low as the headline make incredibly offensive historical references.
Titled "$155M Bronx Bomber: Yanks sign Japanese ace," the article's accompanying art had Tanaka photoshopped into a Japanese World War II aircraft, evoking a painful memory in US history. What a welcome to the United States; we're hoping Tanaka will stay strong against prejudice as he joins the major leagues of America's favorite past-time.