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Social Change and Sport Should Not Be a Selective Process

By Kendrick Marshall On May - 7 - 2010

Where were the protesters for Derrion Albert?

Where were the individuals urging the national populace to boycott Chicago until the city got a handle on acts of violence and murder that has continued to run rampant through the streets?

In the aftermath of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signing into law a bill that makes the failure to carry immigration papers a crime, millions of Americans, politicians, activists and Hollywood entertainers spoke out against the controversial law, saying it violated civil liberties and promoted racial profiling of those who were of Hispanic descent.

The Phoenix Suns made a statement by donning 'Los Suns' jerseys during Game Two of the Western Conference semifinals versus the San Antonio Spurs to take their own political stance regarding the matter. The Spurs say they will wear similar jerseys as the series shifts to Texas.

I am all for some sort of immigrant reform that is both fair to nation and to those from other lands who wish to seek residency in the United States. However, I am not in favor of political posturing with major college and professional sports being used as puppets to further the cause.


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