I think we can all agree that Arizona’s new immigration law is fascist at best, but how can boycotting the
Diamondbacks make it any better?
I understand that opponents think that not going to an Arizona Diamondbacks will hurt Arizona tourism, but um, Arizona doesn’t own the Diamondbacks. There are many owners of whom the majority shares belong to Ken Kendrick, Mike Chipman and Jeff Royer. Now, I don’t know how these three gentleman feel about the new immigrations laws or racial profiling in general, but I’m fairly certain that they had no more to do with this law than the people over at Arizona Iced Tea, whom morons were also boycotting.
Yes, Kendrick is a big Republican supporter, but that doesn’t automatically make someone a fascist.
I guess what I am saying is that while I wholehearted agree that this law should be protested, maybe protesting the Diamondbacks / Cubs game at Wrigley Field may be putting your best efforts into the wrong place.
Maybe they should call the Arizona legislators, or the ACLU or some other civil rights organization instead.
[photo: Jason Muelver]