Sports World Reacts Aggaints new Arizona's Immigration laws

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  1. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    With new Immigration law going into affect the Sports industry is starting weigh in on there Opinonins

    MLB Several Gov/MLB Coaches officials are Calling for a pull out of the 2011 All Star Game which is in Arizona. Ozzie Guein spoke out and few more a Good article is here from ESPN.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=5152397
     
  2. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Luckily baseball is the most boring sport in the world and no one would be watching anyways.
     
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    You may think baseball is boring, I may think baseball is boring but apparently a lot of people like baseball because MLB generated 5.8 billion dollars in revenue in '09.


    Lethal
     
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    ****. :) Baseball is the best. :)
     
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    Irrespective of the sport, people listen to what their favourite players have to say and they can be very influential. If key players speak out on matters like this then a chunk of the population are going to pay more attention to them and the issue at hand than they would a politician or protest group.
     
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    Either way on what you guys think about the game to MLB also has a big Latin America Population if a majority of those players Stand up against this it should help
     
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    Help who? 72-80% of latinos are already voting democrat. Thats why democrats want a fast track for illegals to citizenship, there are votes involved.
     
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    Good. But it's more like 67%.
     
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    Phoenix*

    and they didn't change their name, they are just wearing their Noche Latina alternates that have Los Suns embroidered on them. Key difference.

    Also, they aren't protesting
     
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    in the second paragraph The decision to wear the jerseys on the Cinco de Mayo holiday stems from a law passed by the Arizona Legislature and signed by Gov. Jan Brewer that has drawn widespread criticism from Latino organizations and civil rights groups that say it could lead to racial profiling of Hispanics. President Barack Obama has called the law "misguided."

    "However intended, the result of passing the law is that our basic principles of equal rights and protection under the law are being called into question," he said, "and Arizona's already struggling economy will suffer even further setbacks at a time when the state can ill-afford them."

    This is a big part of it
     
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    I think it says a lot about you that you immediately thought of voting and party lines when someone said "help."
     
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    in my mind it wasn't overtly protesting like people did on may day. on a protest scale this is somewhere on the moderate/lesser end, although it'll probably get a lot of media exposure tomorrow night.

    this immigration issue is not going away but i already see the oil spill and the times square bomber dominating the news cycle pushing it aside slightly
     
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    Which shouldn't be a surprise. We have a long history of tolerating racial injustice in this country.
     
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    It's not just the sports world. Certain cities in other states are now refusing to do business in Arizona.
     
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    QFT
     
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    And that's why Republicans engage in efforts to suppress minority votes and deny immigrants citizenship. There are votes involved. Right?
     

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