Episode 29 – The Red Sox chose whiteness over everything else

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Hey Everybody!

As you may know, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series last year. And because sports are so huge in this country, when teams win national titles, they typically visit the White House to celebrate with the President. But since Trump has been elected many teams and players have quietly bowed out. Yesterday, ignoring the concerns of their players and staff of color, every single white player and coach went to the White House anyway. It was despicable.

And I think the whole mess was a huge metaphor for America.

Let’s dig in.

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