GA Republicans Rebuked By MLB In New Push For Equity From Voting To Athletics

GA Republicans Rebuked By MLB In New Push For Equity From Voting To Athletics 1


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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GA Republicans Rebuked By MLB In New Push For Equity From Voting To Athletics

43 Comments on "GA Republicans Rebuked By MLB In New Push For Equity From Voting To Athletics"

  1. thomas mccaffrey | April 2, 2021 at 10:18 PM | Reply


  2. kirk fairfield | April 2, 2021 at 10:22 PM | Reply

    Next time I go to Georgia will be to hand out water in 2022.

    • Thyalwaysseek | April 2, 2021 at 11:05 PM | Reply

      Really? So the only way you can get black Americans to vote is to bribe them with water and snacks? That’s a pretty derogatory mentality you have about black people.

    • TruthSears Guilty | April 2, 2021 at 11:06 PM | Reply



    • TruthSears Guilty | April 2, 2021 at 11:07 PM | Reply

      @Joe Dementia Kid Smell <===💩

    • TruthSears Guilty | April 2, 2021 at 11:08 PM | Reply


      If Black Lives Matter, then KKKlan Lives Splatter

    • Joe Dementia Kid Smell | April 2, 2021 at 11:08 PM | Reply

      @TruthSears Guilty Actually most died from the Biden VIRUS! Remember that Dementia Joe Fingers was against travel bans and said that preventing the coronavirus is xenophobic,while Trump made travel bans!! The Biden VIRUS is rising right now!!

  3. Action is what you do when something’s not right morally, thank you for doing so!

  4. Nancy Duermeier | April 2, 2021 at 10:29 PM | Reply

    Love Kareems tee shirt! Thanks to the brave people who chose to take action!

  5. Bravo MLB 🖖

  6. Maybe it’s time to finally get rid of the electoral vote!

  7. Janice Lee Ripley | April 2, 2021 at 10:32 PM | Reply

    Voter suppression is just one item in the new law. It’s being able to defy the voters choice for the elections which can be overridden by the GOP which is really the BIG ISSUE. Boycott

    • Joe Dementia Kid Smell | April 2, 2021 at 11:02 PM | Reply

      Janice, You don’t believe that Dementia Joe really won or you would have no problem with showing ID to vote!

    • Thyalwaysseek | April 2, 2021 at 11:03 PM | Reply

      No such thing as voter suppression. If you need somebody offering you refreshments or can’t provide a photo ID to mail in your vote then you’re not competent enough to vote anyway.

    • A lot of people are missing this point! It won’t matter if Black voters keep turning out in record numbers to vote despite all the voter suppression found in this new law in Georgia, because at the end of it all, the State GOP leadership have now given themselves the power to overturn the voting results for any reason! The Republican leadership in Georgia have put the People of Georgia in a Heads I win Tails you lose situation. The new voting laws in Georgia can not be allowed to stand!

    • Joe Dementia Kid Smell | April 2, 2021 at 11:12 PM | Reply

      @0errab0 You fool that is not true! God you sheep are so stupid!

  8. Outstanding shirt Mr.Jabbar
    Indeed like that skyhook!

  9. brilliantly said, ty all. amen, stand up America!

  10. Right on M LB. It’s a insult to black Americans restricting their votes. I am so glad the sports are stepping up and out calling Georgia Republicans out.

    • Craig Roseburgh | April 2, 2021 at 11:00 PM | Reply

      @Easter Bunny why would they (Republicans) enact new laws after Donald Trump lost. And given his phone calls down to Georgia election officials to try to “find” more votes why would you or anyone question this?

    • Easter Bunny | April 2, 2021 at 11:02 PM | Reply

      I am. Any blacks people here willing to answer?

    • Easter Bunny | April 2, 2021 at 11:03 PM | Reply

      @Craig Roseburgh
      What does any of THAT have to do with black people?

    • Thyalwaysseek | April 2, 2021 at 11:04 PM | Reply

      How are their votes being restricted? Are you telling me black Americans are so incompetent they can’t provide photo ID to mail in a vote or that they need to be offered refreshments in line? After they vote are you going to be there to pat them on the head and tell them how proud of them you are.

    • @Thyalwaysseek How about you read the entire bill before commenting.

  11. Wow did not see that coming but very happy!

  12. Chelcea Jackson | April 2, 2021 at 10:37 PM | Reply

    Best day at work, Kareem and wife were my customers. I was so nervous I gave table to a co-worker. Basketball, got me through school. Certain rules you had to follow playing aports

  13. I will start watching MLB games.
    Very good move!

  14. Insignificant360 | April 2, 2021 at 10:40 PM | Reply

    Further example of how “cancel culture” is used as shorthand for “Stop calling me out for my bigotry!”

  15. Chelcea Jackson | April 2, 2021 at 10:43 PM | Reply

    Rev, yes they totally made us closer!!

  16. Keith Stirland | April 2, 2021 at 10:49 PM | Reply

    This is AWESOME

  17. Stephen Hatt | April 2, 2021 at 10:50 PM | Reply

    Zoe , Canadian

  18. Yency Martinez | April 2, 2021 at 10:51 PM | Reply

    Love it! Well done 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  19. Janna Nijland | April 2, 2021 at 10:55 PM | Reply

    Ari, i like when you say “your thoughts” Great interview tool!

  20. Kareem and Jon,two of my favorite patriots.

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