Wokeness and racial identity politics have no end. Nothing will ever satisfy the beast.
After the recent whining about the NHL, it’s MLB’s turn in the barrel.
No US-born Black players on expected World Series rosters – AP
What that means is that there will be black players, but not born in America. I blame systemic racism. And witches.
To be sure, Houston’s Jose Altuve and Philadelphia’s Jean Segura are among scores of Latin players helping keep big league rosters diverse.
But for the first time since 1950, shortly after Jackie Robinson broke the Major League Baseball color barrier, there project to be no U.S.-born Black players in this World Series.
Jean Segura is black. Cristian Javier, Luis Garcia, Hector Neris, Rafael Montero, Framber Valdez, Martín Maldonado, and Yordan Alvarez are all black. They’re descendants of African people from Cuba and the Dominican Republic making them African American.
The Astros are one of the more diverse teams around. And have a ton of black players.
What’s the argument here? That MLB is discriminating against black players, but only from the United States? That’s a very confusing plot by whiteness.
“Okay guys, we’re gonna keep out black players from this country, but bring in a lot of Dominicans. That’s gonna confuse all the non-whites. And then we’ll swap it around. Everyone meet back at the clubhouse for mint juleps and mayo.”
This is an extended AP piece dedicated to complaining that the wrong kind of black players are in the World Series.
Houston and Philadelphia will announce their 26-man rosters several hours before Game 1 on Friday night at Minute Maid Park, where Dusty Baker, a Black outfielder for the 1981 champion Los Angeles Dodgers, manages the Astros.
This systemic racism is out of control.
Lapchick, lead author for his group’s annual reports on diversity hiring practices in sports, said Black players made up 7.2% of opening day rosters this year. That dipped from 7.6% last year and marked the lowest since study data was first collected in 1991, when 18% of MLB players were Black.
10% of players were black in 1962. Either we’re more racist now than we were in 1962 (which we are, but not in the way that wokes would admit) or maybe representation and diversity, and the entire artificial construct of systemic racism are poor ways of measuring racial harmony and tolerance.