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  Dave Zirin on civil rights, baseball and booing Carlos Santana

Earlier this spring, Major League Baseball held its annual gala Civil Rights weekend in Atlanta, where baseballs luminaries from past and present gather to honor their sports long tradition of racial diversity. But as The Nation’s sportswriter Dave Zirin tells us, when musician and fellow honoree Carlos Santana took to the podium, not everyone in Atlanta was cheering.


Photo: Taking a stand by sitting down

A seamstress, a seat and a spark.


  In Perspective: Jon Meacham on the gay rights movement

In this essay, Jon Meacham compares the struggle for civil rights in the 1960s to the gay rights movement today, and finds that we may be repeating the mistakes of the past.

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