Do you know what an "illegal immigrant" looks like?
Probably some of our best baseball players under the new anti-immigant law passed by the state of Arizona, which allows law enforcement officials to apprehend anyone based on whether they look like an "illegal immigrant." That translates into people with brown skin.
Boycotting is not happy hour but it is one of the ways in which we can express our displeasure. SB 1070 is a product of ignorance and a failed effort to find solutions to a broken immigration system. It legislates a system reminiscent of apartheid and must be rejected.
In the past, Arizona has been sanctioned by the NFL when the state refused to observe MLK Jr. Day, since the NFL has a large makeup of players of African-American descent. Given that Hispanics make up one-third of the rosters of Major League Baseball teams, and a lot of MLB players come from overseas, shouldn't the MLB step up to the plate and deliver?
Say No to Arizona. Ask the MLB to deliver a statement against SB 1070 and move the 2011 All-Star game from Arizona.
Share this on Twitter: Tell @MLB to step up to the plate: Reject #SB1070 and move 2011 All-Star Game from #Arizona http://j.mp/BoycottAZ #AZMLBB #LegalizeAZ #p2
And put the action on your Facebook. Invite your friends to sign on.
Then, follow the #AZMLBB campaign on Twitter.
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