Major League Baseball will move its All-Star Game out of Atlanta after Georgia passed voting bills that disproportionately affect people of color.
A couple of thoughts on Major League Baseball moving the All Star Game
I don’t give a shit about Major League Baseball anymore but has anyone even read S.B. 202? For example: the new law does not change Georgia’s Election Day voting hours. Thirty-four other states require voter ID. The amount of lies being spread by the media is getting out of hand. The Left used to say that corporate money in politics was evil and terrible. Now they insist corporations speak out against policies they (the Left) oppose.
All he is doing is helping to hurt the Georgia economy and stoke more racial division. Guess who works these baseball games in Atlanta? Not rich white people. States set the voting laws, not the President.
I would tell MLB to cite the specific items they are troubled with and why. Where is the verbiage or evidence that it harms “people of color” differently? How? This is another example of pandering to minorities to appear woke. I was looking forward to baseball this year, but now baseball is getting involved in politics again (kneeling last year) and that is enough for me.
After my family and I immigrated to Canada from India in 2004, we faced several obstacles to success. We weren’t acculturated to Western norms and conventions, my mom couldn’t transfer her college credits and we struggled to make ends meet for a long period of time.
On top of the many economic hurdles we faced, I was consistently tormented in elementary school for looking different. I vividly recall my peers mocking me with caricatured Indian accents (despite my own westernized tongue) and telling me to “go back to where you came from.”
The combination of being dark-skinned, an immigrant, economically poor, subject to racist bullying and belonging to a minority religion (Sikhism) ranks highly on currenttests for intersectionality, which attempt to “calculate oppression.”
Because of my identity and experiences, I would have been the perfect student for today’s “anti-racist” programs that have become pervasive in schools in the wake of George Floyd’s tragic death last year.
AtR.I. Meyerholz Elementary Schoolin California, for example, third-graders are instructed to deconstruct their racial identities and reflect on which identity traits “hold power and privilege” and which do not. Students also learn the “dominant culture” is upheld and perpetuated by “white, middle class, cisgender, educated, able-bodied, Christian, English speaker[s].”
I could have easily adopted a perpetual victimhood mindset and considered myself a member of the “oppressed class,” railing against white supremacy and systemic racism. But a victim outlook was completely antithetical to everything my mom taught me as a child.
A once patriotic league now scorns the nation, its flag, and its national anthem. We’ve gone from Whitney Houston singing the Star-Spangled Banner to players disrespecting it.
But the real damage to the league may be from John Madden.
Oh, not the man himself. Madden is an American football legend up as a coach, as a broadcaster, and as a promoter of Turducken. For decades, America enjoyed his enthusiasm for the game, for food, and for fast-acting Tinactin.
But it was that last enthusiasm for that athlete’s foot remedy that did the NFL in.
Atlanta-based Coca-Cola is making a fresh attempt to force racial diversity among law firms that do work for it in the United States. And it plans to cut fees for firms that fail to quickly comply with new targets.