The Secret meaning of baseball hats

Adam Sternbergh: “[T]he hat's story might have ended here, were it not for the intercession of a group of people who have, throughout the 20th century, tirelessly and selflessly led the way in determining all that is cool. I am speaking, of course, of black people.”

I remember wearing a baseball cap all through junior high school. First it was a Duke Blue Devils hat, then a black Toronto Blue Jays cap. I can't remember the reason, but half-way through grade 9 (which for me was part of the senior secondary school, the junior school being overcrowded). I just decided one day to stop wearing one. Since then, I haven't worn a cap, and never really had any desire. Maybe Sternbergh was right: after the mid-90s, it was no longer really that cool to wear a cap.