Tuesday, January 24, 2006

more controversy

Another issue is about to become a bunch of crap.

Long story short, a Hispanic group wants Roberto Clemente's number retired to honor the 12 time all star. This honor previously has only gone to one man. Jackie Robinson. Now his daughter says that the honor should stay his and his alone.

"To my understanding, the purpose of retiring my father's number is that what he did changed all of baseball, not only for African-Americans but also for Latinos, so I think that purpose has been met," Robinson told the newspaper at a birthday celebration for her father in Times Square. "When you start retiring numbers across the board, for all different groups, you're kind of diluting the original purpose."

while i understand her argument, i don't agree. frankly this just rubs me as once again black people thinking that they're the only minorities in this country. as someone who is Hispanic it really chaps my ass because i'm sick of blacks going around like they're the only ones in this country who aren't living the good life.

so let's get something straight. it ain't just black people and white people playing the game of baseball. Hispanics are not only big contributers, they're pretty damn good at it. so come down off your cross and learn to accept that it's OK to honor other races and that "minority" isn't another way of saying "blacks" or "African-Americans".

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