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Starbucks won’t fix deep-rooted U.S. racial bias in an afternoon

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Major League Baseball has many "unwritten rules." One such rule, which no longer exists today, was that each team should ideally have "an even number" of black players, so that no team would have to ask any white player to share his room with a black teammate.

Paul Dickson's "The Unwritten Rules of Baseball: The Etiquette, Conventional Wisdom, and Axiomatic Codes of Our National Pastime" cites this obsolete rule as an example of the intensity of racism in the 1940s and 1950s.

Back then, Dickson goes on to note, black players had to vastly outperform their white counterparts to be........

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