By Ms. Arelya J. Mitchell, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief
The Mid-South Tribune
Major League Baseball leadership could take a page out of the Masters Tournament leadership’s book. Without PC apology, the Masters held its ground by Not backing down to cater to the threats of the mob over Georgia’s new Voting Bill (SB-202); thus, the Masters was held.
We have read this law just as we have read all 700-plus pages of HR-1 which advocates the nationalization of voter laws, preempting state legislatures and other rights (We have gone into detail on in a previous editorial). Obviously, no one in a leadership capacity at the MLB bothered to read the law. Instead, this weak leadership under Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. jumped on the bandwagon along with Coca-Cola and 200 other corporations to economically burn down Atlanta.
Furthermore, we agree that MLB should be held accountable under the Sherman Anti-Trust laws (more on this at a later date), and should be duly stripped of Sherman Anti-Trust protection.
Black Lives Matter, an avowed Marxist anti-male organization, now rules MLB. BLM also has advocated that the family unit with a father included is white supremacist. We read all of this on the group’s website before BLM decided to do some PR and scrub its ‘roots’. Manfred finds nothing upsetting about this, but yet he and his cohorts continue to fall for the garbage and lies advocated by this group of spoiled Black brats (BLM) and spoiled White brats (Antifa) that Georgia’s voting bill dictates that voters cannot have food or water in the voting line along with other lies they see as the proverbial voting suppression when, in fact, it is voting protection.
On its website, the MLB has sunk to a level where it presents points on how to talk to Black people to make them feel ‘human.’ This presupposes that Blacks are not human. Naturally, the MLB was instructed by BLM. These points are infantile, yet approved by MLB Commissioner Manfred who in his leadership capacity is 13 eggs short of a dozen. This BLM-approved dictum on how to talk to Black people is in the spirit of real Jim Crow when Blacks were considered mentally inferior.*(See Guide to Conversation below)
Over the last decades the Black community has been destroyed not by Whites, but by Black elites and advocates such as Rev. Al Sharpton, Stacey Abrams (an avowed socialist/Marxist), and now by the little boy known as Lebron James who has yet to grow up to do something constructive for his community other than bitch. This NBA superstar has no problem catering to China and seeing after his own millions brought to him on the platter of capitalism. This also seems to be the case with a BLM founder who has bought herself a million-dollar-plus mansion in a white neighborhood. As of this writing, there are reports that she has bought four other homes and allegedly screwed local BLM chapters out of funds. We are not surprised, because this is the Standard Operating Procedure of Black elites, anemic Black leaders, and Black politicos.
Not one member from the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) or so-called Black leader or Black Church (with one notable exception in Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) came out to stand up for Atlanta’s Black-owned businesses, small businesses, and other businesses. Why? Because these are Black cliques who put the Democrat Party (which is morphing into the Democrat Socialist Party) above its own community. This is not about racism. This is about Racism, Inc.
Also, this is about fear and subjugation. Even Atlanta’s Black business owners are too afraid to speak out because BLM is apt to burn them down. Black is the new KKK. Sports is the new KKK.
For the record, the United States of America has produced more Black millionaires than any nation on Earth. Jackie Robinson, the man who integrated baseball, would not understand the level of hate these Black athletes have when they have not endured anywhere what the great Jackie Robinson did to pave the path for these Black brats most of whom can’t even sit down to READ anything as they sit in their mansions and ride in Cadillacs. It is obvious, they don’t give a damn about the Black vendors or White vendors trying to make a living or even about the fan who has saved his coins just to have a beer and hot dog and enjoy a game without politics and bull.
How convenient it is for even millionaire commissioners like Manfred to forget that it’s the ‘lowly’ fans who pay their salaries and utilities.
This group of spoiled Black athlete brats, BLM, Black elites, and opportunist Black leaders will destroy sports. Weak commissioners like Manfred will destroy sports.
Yes, what the sports world is doing is letting this small group of spoiled Black athletes take the sports industry down a spiral of no return under the guise of racism. These ignorant Black athletes have successfully stripped Common Sense and run it naked in the street into the arms of a straitjacket. That straitjacket in the MLB is Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. who needs to be taken to the woodshed by someone in his organization who has Common Sense. You know, that rare commodity very few leaders and CEOs seem to possess these days.
Sports must never become one of the branches of government. We must make the MLB the poster child that sports will not run America.
Again, we commend the Masters Tournament and its leadership for holding the line and standing their (golf) ground.
Below is the MLB Conversation Guide on talking to African Americans:
*CONVERSATION GUIDE on MLB Website
HAVING CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACE
In department/team meetings, staff calls, at the water cooler … the most “human” start to this conversation is always: “How are you?” “How is this impacting you?”
- Lead with empathy.
- Listen and acknowledge responses and feelings.
- Don’t attempt to walk in their shoes or “relate” to the issue but allow people to share.
- Always defer to commonalities of the shared human experience (emotions, family, safety), rather than try to understand or define racial nuances. For example: “I can’t possibly understand what you are feeling, but the loss of a father, brother, spouse, son, would be traumatic for anyone.”
- Understand there may be varying perspectives, bias and opinions and everyone may not be comfortable sharing.
- Reinforce the company’s policy on discrimination and harassment.
Guidelines for having conversations about race:
- Have the conversation rather than avoiding it.
- Listen actively; hear fully before responding.
- Solicit input; ask what they think, “What did you think about that?”
- Honor “frames of reference” — different perspectives and viewpoints.
- Seek to understand what others are thinking; before sharing your thoughts. People are more willing to hear from you when you hear them, first.
- Share your views as just that your views that may not be shared by others. Honor that.
- Respond with care, acceptance and compassion. You don’t have to agree; however, you do need to acknowledge and appreciate the person; no matter what.
- Nobody’s perfect — you will not be perfect in what you say; and they will not be perfect in what they share. There is no right. Do the best you can.
- Everything does not need to be said — it’s enough to create space for the conversation.
- Avoid teaching, preaching and the temptation to ‘correct’ others — no one has the answers.
- Let go of agendas and expectations.
- Appreciate others’ viewpoints; say “thank you.”
- Do your personal work. Get support to unpack your feelings and concerns at another time, so that you can better hear and support others.