Saturday, March 31, 2018
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.