Friday, April 13, 2007

MLB and the African-American Community

Arizona Phil at The Cub Reporter has posted a very interesting article about MLB and its connection to the African-American community in America.

Right now, a debate is taking place around the country about the low participation among African-Americans in professional baseball as compared to other major sports like the NFL and NBA. There are very good reasons for the decline in participation, which Arizona Phil explores.

The other side of this debate involves MLB’s responsibility (if any) to be proactive in recruiting African-Americans. Is MLB doing enough? Are they obligated to do anything?

This article is especially timely considering that Sunday (April 15) is the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson playing his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Read Phil’s story here.


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