Biden Will Go Down as the President Who Poisoned Baseball
We may reasonably disagree on the critical need for election integrity in America. But I don’t think we can reasonably disagree on this:
The Georgia voter law isn’t remotely Jim Crow. And those who use that language are demagogues.
Under Jim Crow apartheid, schools were separated by race, with separate washrooms and separate water fountains and no service for Blacks at restaurant lunch counters. Blacks were lynched.
This is not that. If so, then New York and Biden’s Delaware are Jim Crow states.
Jackie Robinson was baseball’s answer to much of that hate. His excellence and courage in the face of all that forced white Americans to deal with what was happening to Black Americans.
Atlanta is a majority Black city and stands to lose at $100 million as a result of moving the game to majority white Denver, and many Atlanta businesses are Black-owned.
Notice that Biden isn’t demanding that the Masters Tournament at Georgia’s Augusta National be moved.
Baseball is a game for families that buy cheap seats and plan summers around those $1-a-hot dog bargain days. The Masters is for the masters, the wealthy elite, such as the commissioner of baseball and Washington lobbyists.
Asked Tuesday if the Masters should be moved out of Georgia, Biden punted:
“I think that’s up to the Masters,” he said. “Look, you know, it is reassuring to see that for-profit operations and businesses are speaking up about how these new Jim Crow laws are just antithetical to who we are.”