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This Week On “Being Latino”: Is Major League Baseball Overlooking Latinos?

Being Latino, the largest Latino community on Facebook, is a communication platform designed to educate and connect all peoples across the global Latino spectrum. They also have a fascinating online magazine. Every week, we’ll be featuring a story we feel you should read.

Given that we’re in the midst of what’s been an exciting baseball playoffs, it seems very appropriate that our weekly selection from Being Latino should be about the sport. In his post, Daniel Cubias’ suggests that despite comprising a large portion of the professional ballplaying population, Latinos for the most part don’t get the same benefits as their counterparts. He notes, for example, that Alex Rodriguez– one of the most recognizable names in the sport– earns less in endorsements ($4 million) than pro golfer Jim Furyk ($9 million). You can read the rest of this great piece here.

On more thing. Cubias brings up the exploitation of Dominican baseballers. If you would like to know more about this, we urge you to watch the 2008 film Sugar.

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