…not that this didn’t happen long ago, mind you, but yesterday, when Jesse Jackson decided to float accusations of racism against Little League Baseball for taking away a predominantly-black Chicago team’s national title, it became obvious there are no lengths the so-called “civil rights leadership” won’t go to in order to use race as a weapon.
The Jackie Robinson West Little League organization brought in ringers from the suburbs to bolster their team. It worked, as they pulled a national championship out of last season. But when the suburban towns from which the ringers came started congratulating and advertising the kids’ performance in winning the title, a rather conspicuous tell-tale sign of cheating, the Little League had no choice but to investigate and ultimately sanction the Jackie Robinson program.
CBS News’ report on the mess…
The head of the race-baiting circus this time was Jesse Jackson, which isn’t much of a surprise since it was a bunch of Chicago cheaters getting punished and that’s Jackson’s turf. But what’s worse was the participation of that city’s most prominent leftist Catholic priest, Michael Pflegler, who decided to throw a bunch of over-the-top political babble into a simple question of Little League rules being broken.
At an afternoon press conference, the Rev. Jesse Jackson asked, “Is this about boundaries or race?”
“This decision’s untimely and inappropriate at this time,” Jackson told reporters. “It should not take six months after a team has played a championship game to determine eligibility to play the game in the first place.”
The league’s decision came after teams from Illinois and Nevada complained that Jackie Robinson West’s roster was rigged.
The Rev. Michael Pfleger called the complaints from the Illinois team “mean-spirited” and “personal.”
“When you’re going over to voter registration and going to birth certificates and doing all this time of hunting and a witch hunt that’s been going on for the last number of months, I can’t help but wonder the question if the same thing would have been done with another team from another place, another race,” Pfleger said.
Here’s the local report from the NBC station in Chicago which makes it sound like Ferguson or the Trayvon case all over again.
There is no expression of contempt sufficient for these people, but none of this is surprising. At least this pathetic episode can be applied to the future credibility of Jackson’s next project. He’s essentially just said that if you object to black people cheating you’re a racist.
Should someone ask President Obama for his opinion on the Jackie Robinson West defenestration?