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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 09:57 PM

What's up with the Racism is As American Sign @Fenway?

http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/redsox/2017/09/13/fans-drape-racism-american-baseball-sign-over-green-monster/2CgOKwbYTIkyu0qjER69wN/story.html?s_campaign=bostonglobe%3Asocialflow%3Atwitter
The Boston Globe has a sucky paywall.
Is this truly a racist callout to white supremacists or a poorly designed protesting sign?

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 10:04 PM

1. I think it is supposed to point out that racism isn't just a few people

marching with torches, but something that is deeply ingrained in America.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 10:07 PM

2. ESPN adds a little info

A Red Sox spokesman said four people were escorted from the park and that one of them said they were inspired by Black Lives Matter.


http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/20697346/fans-removed-fenway-park-seats-racism-american-baseball-sign

So I'm leaning toward poorly designed protest sign.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 10:11 PM

3. Imo that Racism is part of what is America, and it is directed to those in denial

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 10:14 PM

4. Considering that some BoSox fans used racist taunts @ Orioles CFer Adam Jones in May

I'm not thinking they helped their anti racist stand.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 10:16 PM

5. Yes it is and we can only hope people

Will recognize this, think about this, and, at long last, want to end it.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:23 PM

6. I think it's a riff on an old quote about racism being "as American as apple pie."

Shaun King added baseball to that last year, and perhaps others have said that as well.

https://m.facebook.com/shaunking/posts/1062553757116875

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