Hank Aaron was a victim of racism, but he never played the victim. Hank Aaron persevered. Barry Bonds is also a victim of racism (although not on the same scale) and his own weaknesses. Barry Bonds whines and blames everyone but himself.
You couldn't find a greater contrast, but that doesn't stop racial opportunists such as Jesse Jackson (who's been exploiting tragedy ever since he rushed to the side of Martin Luther King after the civil rights icon was murdered in Memphis, covering himself in the martyr's blood) from comparing the two:
"For some people, it's about suspicion of drug use because they have no proof," said the Rev. Jesse Jackson regarding the treatment of Barry Bonds. "For others, it's a cover for other anger that they have. For example, the closer Hank Aaron got to Babe Ruth's record, the more violence and hate mail he received."
Memo to Jesse and every other race baiter out there: We don't really care if Bonds breaks Babe Ruth's mark (honestly, I'd rather he not, but number two doesn't matter). Number one does. Quit disrespecting the Hammer by associating him with the Cheater.