Shades of gray in Sammy's skin

He says he isn't racist, but Sammy Sosa's new look raises troubling questions.

Updated: November 16, 2009, 10:45 PM ET
By Jemele Hill | Page 2

Is Sammy Sosa trying to look white?

If you've seen recent photos of him, it's a fair question. The last time most of us saw Sosa, his skin was the color of mahogany. Now it looks as if he dipped his face in baking powder.

Photos of Sosa at the Latino Grammy Awards last week floated from inbox to inbox and blog to blog, arguably causing as much controversy as his dishonest performance at the congressional steroid hearings in 2005.

And just as I didn't believe then that ...

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