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  • What’s different about recent athlete protests?

    Illinois history professor Adrian Burgos Jr. specializes in the history of sports, in particular the role of Latinos and African Americans.

    Illinois history professor Adrian Burgos Jr. specializes in the history of sports, in particular the role of Latinos and African Americans.

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Adrian Burgos Jr., email burgosjr@illinois.edu; Twitter @adburgosjr

    Burgos is the author of two previous books on the history of Latinos in baseball, “Playing America’s Game” and “Cuban Star,” and co-author of the upcoming “¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and the Big Leagues.”