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How Red Sox visit to White House highlighted racial divide

Clip: 05/09/2019 | 6m 28s

Longstanding U.S. tradition sees champions in many sports visit the White House as a celebratory honor. But in this bitterly polarized era, meeting the president is no longer a routine practice. Many star athletes have opted out of the experience based on their political and philosophical perspectives. Yamiche Alcindor talks to Kevin Blackistone of The Washington Post and ESPN about the divide.

Aired: 05/09/19

Rating: NR

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