Jackson chastises MLB for 'ill-contrived questions' in background checks
NEW YORK -- Jesse Jackson criticized Major League Baseball on Thursday for sending investigators to the hometowns of umpires to ask neighbors questions that include whether the umpire belongs to the Ku Klux Klan.
"Major League Baseball has done a disservice to its progressive
social history by equating southern whites with white
supremacists," Jackson said in a statement. "I am surprised the
professional league which helped change social attitudes in all
sports leagues about segregation, ...
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