NBA uses franchise to protest new Arizona law

from "Los Suns' jerseys set for Cinco de Mayo", Associated Press

The Phoenix Suns will wear "Los Suns" on their jerseys in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals on Wednesday night, owner Robert Sarver said, "to honor our Latino community and the diversity of our league, the state of Arizona, and our nation."

The decision to wear the jerseys on the Cinco de Mayo holiday stems from a law passed by the Arizona Legislature and signed by Gov. Jan Brewer that has drawn widespread criticism from Latino organizations and civil rights groups that say it could lead to racial profiling of Hispanics. President Barack Obama has called the law "misguided." (more)

So players on the Suns' basketball team are being forced to wear "Los Suns" jerseys to show support for the Hispanic community?

With the U.S. unemployment rate as high as it is, U.S. cities a mess and war veterans homeless and neglected on the street, the last thing we need is illegals here requiring jobs and services; moreover, we need to enforce our border policy to stop the cross-border drug trade, uncharted diseases and expansion of Mexican gang activity. Yet the Hispanic community almost uniformly wants amnesty for those who are here illegally and protests any action to strengthen the U.S. southern border. Why should they deserve our gratitude?

Noticeably, it is difficult for members of the Hispanic community to stop identifying with those who share the same background. It is any surprise, though, when Sarver and the NBA market "ethnic"?









I get that Sarver likes the idea of expanding the NBA market. But it is interesting that, while paying lip service to diversity, Sarver's community outreach has, for the most part, focused on the Jewish community. Moreover, Sarver is quite fond of Israel; how can someone be such a diversity fanatic and support a country that generally wants the Palestinians fenced off and away (Gaza) and insists that Israel remain a Jewish state?

And then there is ESPN. In its "Los Suns" story, ESPN quoted two notable people who were against the Arizona law (one being Jesse Jackson), and two guests who had replied to the article. All quotes were in favor of supporting the "Los Suns" idea as a protest of the new Arizona law despite the fact that roughly seventy percent of the comments in the 'Conversations" section agreed the Arizona law. As it turns out, ESPN is a subsidiary of the Disney Corporation - the entertainment giant that, over the last two decades, has made films mocking Arabs in the Middle East on the one hand and feeding America diversity on the other. For that, we have former Disney owner Michael Eisner to thank. Disney is now in the hands of Robert Iger. Both are Jews, and both seem to like the idea of keeping to their own kind in the Middle East and promoting "diversity" in the United States. Why does this theme constantly repeat itself?

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