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"Civil rights include the ensuring of peoples' physical integrity and safety; protection from discrimination on grounds such as physical or mental disability, gender, religion, race, sexual orientation, national origin, age, and individual rights such as the freedoms of thought and conscience, speech and expression, religion, the press, and movement."

That's a definition of civil rights from Wikipedia.

On Saturday night Cincinnati hosted it's second consecutive "Civil Rights Game."

Both the Cincinnati Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals dressed in 1947 throwback jerseys and donned caps that read "Civil Rights Game" in honor of the year Major League Baseball broke it's color barrier.

Should the "Civil Rights Game" be a big deal in big league baseball?  Absolutely.

But why does it solely focus on African-Americans?  To give baseball credit, this year they did include female tennis icon, Billie Jean King. 

Billie Jean King is also gay.  No one commented on that part.

If a sport is going to hold a "Civil Rights Game" it should not limit itself.

Gender and race are only two of the&n...

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