Seventy years after white baseball fans hurled racial insults at Jackie Robinson, that game is heavily nonwhite.
Whites prefer to see athletes who look like themselves, just as blacks prefer to see athletes who look like them.
It’s natural and normal.
Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly was in the penalty box after a third period fight with a Blackhawks defenseman on Saturday night in Chicago when four Blackhawks fans started taunting him in unison.
“Basketball, basketball, basketball,” they chanted.