I see no lies here.
Fans at Wednesday’s Red Sox-Athletics game in Boston decided to unfurl a controversial banner that read “Racism is as American as baseball,” prompting the umpires to ask security to remove the fans and their banner, according to multiple reports.
It wasn’t clear exactly what message the fans were attempting to share, although the distractive nature nevertheless had them removed from the stadium.
It’s also unclear as to how they managed to get that monstrosity to the Green Monster. Seriously, that thing is massive.
What is crazy because of the world we live in people weren’t sure if they were actual racist or anti-racist.
They cleared that up.
“There were originally about eight people involved who had this idea, and those eight people come from various organizing groups in the Boston area,” the group member said by phone. “Mostly groups that affiliate with racial justice causes. And the banner came in response to the racist comments at the beginning of the season at Fenway [that Adam Jones spoke of].
“But overall, we saw, we see Boston continually priding itself as a kind of liberal, not racist city, and are reminded also constantly that it’s actually an extremely segregated city. It has been for a long time, and that no white people can avoid the history of racism, essentially. So we did this banner as a gesture towards that, to have a conversation about that.”
The Black Lives Matter movement was one of the group’s inspirations.
The group was somewhat surprised the messaging wasn’t clear.
“I guess we should have seen that coming but we also didn’t think of it as an ambiguous message,” the group member said. “It’s kind of telling that it is being interpreted as one.”
Good for them.
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