Saturday, March 31, 2018

It is Baseball Season: Baseball, Latino America's pastime, faces new challenges in age of Trump


It is finally baseball season!  But, as The Guardian reports, there is a cloud over baseball.  President Trump's immigration policies are on the mind of many Latino ball players.  About one-third of all Major League Baseball players are Latino.   

Baseball has long played a key role in conversations on racial equality in the United States. Jackie Robinson integrated the Major Leagues nearly eight years before Brown v Board of Education integrated public schools.

At a time when immigrants are under attack, “America’s pastime” could play a key role in helping to overcome barriers to racial equality for immigrants.



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