Petition Asks Baseball Players to Wear White Ribbons During Next Week's All-Star Game in Protest of SB 1070

Next week, Major League Baseball will hold its annual All Star game in Phoenix, where Sheriff Joe Arpayaso roams and perhaps the only major metropolitan area in the United States that has more Know Nothings per ratio than Orange County. For the past year, activists have been calling on Commissioner Bud Selig to move the game away because of Arizona's reprehensible SB 1070--that obviously isn't happening, so those activists went on to ask Latino ballplayers such as Boston Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols to boycott the game.

That's probably not going to happen, either. Which is why another group of activists have now released a petition asking for the least that baseball players can do--wear a white ribbon to protest SB 1070.

You can read the petition here, and it has some big names--Dolores Huerta, Lalo Alcaraz, Nation sports editor Dave Zirin--attached as the sponsors of it, and others who aren't: yours truly. Other local names attached to this is my Cal State Fullerton boss, Alexandro Jose Gradilla (chair of the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies) and Dr. Kristen Guzman, the chair of the history department at Santa Ana College.

Add your name here--gracias for standing against stupidity!


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Smudge
Smudge

Gustavo Arellano is an ass-hat. Kudos to Arizona for being fed up with illegal immigration and the federal government's lack of enforcement. They have the right to enforce their own borders.

Jarnor23
Jarnor23

Gracias for following immigration laws instead of border hopping.

Listen, AZ doesn't care if you're from Denmark, Canada, or Mexico.  If you have your papers we're all cool with you.  If you don't, you shouldn't be here.

It's not hard to understand, but it's SO much easier to play the race card in order to get what you want, isn't it?

And this kind of political BS has NO place in sporting events.

Newportblue65
Newportblue65

If the players wear any ribbons they should be fined.

Pjmurphy
Pjmurphy

what a bunch of racist brain dead punks- the world is not their white paradise anymore and they better get used to it....

turdworld
turdworld

Chicano,Latino,Hispanic,Illegal basura different names attached to one big stinky turd... Baseball is an American sport  the loss of Chicano,Latino,Hispanic players/fans will make going to games safer and the above cultures won't be missed ... Make up your own league since you feel so superior .

Ihateusc
Ihateusc

chicana studies?  hahahahaha.... wow, do u have to minor in basketweaving to get that degree?

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies?  This would be funny if we weren't paying for it. 

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

No politics in sports? Tell that to Jackie Robinson way back when...WEAK SAUCE!

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

"Contribute what for instance, maybe crime in the streets and drug sales"

"If the players wear any ribbons they should be fined."

If you are free to be a raging bigot, then the players should be free to wear white ribbons to protest bigotry!

mitch young
mitch young

But why should we want it to be any more brown than absolutely necessary? There are, after all, 12 or more 'Latino' countries to our south, and they are not overwhelmingly successful. 

Pepe
Pepe

Nothing I can say or write can possibly compete with your username. You are, indeed, a turd in this world.

Newportblue65
Newportblue65

Why are we spending tax dollars on this crap??

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

The scholars there have done more to contribute to California than your demented ass ever will—HA!

Guest
Guest

This a baseball game, not a showcase for a political statement. Keep politics where they belong.

Ihateusc
Ihateusc

hey, dont blame me for your vietnamese ex breaking up with you...next time stop trying to pass as white and tell them you're mexican up front.. they will eventually find out when you start parking your car on their front lawn. lol... get over it gus, find yourself some nice fat mexican.. stay in your own class...because no matter how hard you scrub, the dirt aint coming off

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

Geez, I was going to say something nasty but it would feel like piling on at this point.    However, one minor note...did that department ever get better digs?  When I was at CSUF, it looked like a nuclear bomb went off in a broom closet. 

Newportblue65
Newportblue65

Contribute what for instance, maybe crime in the streets and drug sales!

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

If it were a cause you supported I'm sure you would encourage such "showcasing" as you call it...

Pepe
Pepe

Settle down, captain pigfucker.

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