The MLB is moving its coveted All Star game out of Georgia to protest a voter suppression law, responding to calls by civil rights activists. Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and presidential historian Jon Meacham talk with MSNBC's Ari Melber about the news in Georgia, the legacy of MLK, and new signs that the Supreme Court is skeptical of some rules that bar college athletes from being paid for their labor. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. ). Aired on 04/02/2021.
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