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An Iowa Little League Team Put Cotton Like Material in Black Player's Hair During ESPN Broadcast



A Davenport, Iowa Little League baseball team was seen stuffing cotton-like material into their fellow black player's hair during the World Series game broadcasted on ESPN.


Reportedly the players put stuffing from a toy animal in their teammate's hair to imitate cotton. Little League officials reportedly stated there was no ill-intent by these actions. Since African Americans once picked cotton as enslaved people, innuendos or jokes regarding cotton and African Americans carry a cruel and racist undertone.


Many are in disbelief that the team's coaches allowed this behavior to air on national television.


Photo Credits: ESPN & AP




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