DENVER, CO – Under the flag of social justice, Major League Baseball has moved its 2021 all-star game from a predominantly black city to a city that is predominantly white. The controversial move has impacted thousands of African-American-owned businesses in Atlanta and has taken away the chance for the predominantly minority populated city’s residents to see the Major League all-star game.
Now, the league has announced it is hosting the game in predominantly white Denver, and the residents of Denver couldn’t be happier. The game is being touted as the economic boom the city needs to pull itself out of the pandemic financially.
The local business district is thrilled as $100 million in tourism revenue will now flow through white Denver and not black Atlanta.
“When you see the final spending, it is likely going to be a little more than $100 million,” said Richard Scharf, president and CEO of Visit Denver.
Colorado Governor Jared Polis is also stoked and said the game will be played in front of packed, full house at Coors Field.
“This is a big relief win for our economy here in Colorado,” Governor Polis said. “This is a pivotal turning point, not just for our return to normalcy, but to highlight Denver and Colorado, nationally, showing some of the most amazing talent coming to Colorado.”
Denver demographics are 68.9% white
According to the 2010 Census, the racial makeup of Denver is 68.9% White, 10.2% Black or African American, 3.4% Asian, 1.4% American Indian or Native Alaskan, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, and 4.1% two or more races, with 31.8% of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Atlanta’s demographics are95% minorities
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Atlanta, GA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (50.7%), White (Non-Hispanic) (38%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.99%), White (Hispanic) (2.87%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.32%). NaNk% of the people in Atlanta, GA speak a non-English language, and 95.4% are U.S. citizens.
The Atlanta Braves’ new stadium in Cobb County, Truist Park actually resides in the suburbs of Atlanta after the team relocated out of the city in 2017. Cobb County is 62.4% white and 37.6% minority, but it is only 10 miles outside of Atlanta and many tourists would have visited and traveled through Atlanta to get to the stadium.
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