Sunday, February 28, 2021

Newsletter Excerpt, February 28, 2021 -- "Kevin Mather and the Mariners"

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"Change happens slowly, but it does happen. In baseball, we’re not far removed from Jim Bouton teaching us about the way baseball players treat women, not that far removed from Al Campanis lecturing Ted Koppel about the 'necessities' Black men supposedly lacked, not that far removed from a young Black superstar angering people because he wore his hat backwards. Change happens slowly, and in the same way that Fortune 500 companies now meet America where she is."