The Jackie Robinson West Little League Team went all the way to the Little League World Series (LLWS) United States Championship last year, much to the thrill of Social Justice Warriors who, of course, aren’t into baseball, but are into celebrating the victory of an All African-American Team. (And if it were made up of transgendered illegal aliens, the SJW’s would have been even happier.)
The problem is, the Jackie Robinson West Team cheated, and several, possible most, of its players were ineligible to play on their team. And so, the Little League organization stripped them of their title and awarded their championship to a team that didn’t cheat.
So, basically, a bunch of officials broke the rules to give African-Americans an unfair advantage over people of other races; sounds an awful lot like Affirmative Action.
Anyway, of course Jesse Jackson and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel have decided that denying the cheaters their title was “racist” (of course), and they are celebrating the boys and giving them meaningless championship rings.
The forgotten man… or forgotten boys in this case… are all the teams that actually played by the rules and were denied a fair shot because of the cheating committed by the ‘Jackie Robinson West’ Team. The Civil Rights Progressives apparently don’t care that they are sending the message that cheating is a behavior that should be rewarded and celebrated when black people do it.