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Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar: a deplorable mistake, but multiculturalism is a two-way street
Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar: a deplorable mistake, but multiculturalism is a two-way street
(James Greenhalgh/The Canadian Press)

JOSÉ LATOUR

Yunel Escobar’s slur didn’t come from left field

Two or three minutes after I saw the photo of Yunel Escobar’s cheeks and read the news stories, I considered writing this. But I decided to wait until things returned to normal so people would read me with cooler heads.

It’s important to say I’ve never met the Toronto Blue Jays shortstop and don’t think I ever will.