'Los Suns' Take the Court in Protest

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A monument at San Jose State University to John Carlos and Tommie Smith's "Black Power" salute at the 1968 Olympic Games.
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Instead of their usual jerseys, the Phoenix Suns wore shirts with "Los Suns" inscribed across the chest as they played the Spurs last night. This change in wardrobe was explicitly meant as a nod in support of Arizona's Latino population, and a protest to Arizona's new immigration law, signed by Governor Jan Brewer last week.

Gustavo Arellano, writes for OC Weekly in Orange County as well as the widely-syndicated Ask a Mexican column, and believes we're witnessing an important moment in sports history. Dave Zirin is the author of People's History of Sports in the United States: 250 Years of Politics, Protest, People, and Play, and he helps us look at the history of protests by athletes, and the impact they have had on our society.