The Phoenix Suns will wear “Los Suns” on their jerseys Wednesday for Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals, 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.”
Lets call this what it is: This is a step to honor MEXICANS. Cinco de Mayo is a MEXICAN holiday, not a hispanic holiday, unless you want to claim that all hispanics are Mexican. Heck, you can’t even make the claim that all Mexicans are hispanic. Mexican is not a race. Mexican is a nationality.
The secret here is that the law in Arizona has nothing to do with race, and everyone knows it. This is just another example of race-baiters opposing something they don’t like by using the “racism” boogieman.
How exactly can the Suns honor the diversity of their league? Can anyone name a single hispanic player in the NBA?
How does the NBA honor white people? That one is easy. A team wishing to honor whites simply loses to the Celtics.