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Tue Jun 23, 2015, 02:05 AM

Utah Minor League Team Forced To Cancel "Caucasian Heritage Night".

Orem, Utah — SALT LAKE CITY — (KUTV) On Friday, a man named Andy Larsen Right warned the Orem Owlz on Twitter, to cancel “Caucasian Heritage Night” because it was a mistake that could create a national news story.

By then, it was too late. News organizations across the country were talking about it. Most people wondered why the minor league baseball team would hold such an event, with such a title.

“I thought it was a joke,” said Jeanetta Williams, Executive Director of the NAACP in Salt Lake City.

She, like other people who posted online comments around the country, wondered why the Owlz would create such an event given the spike in racial tensions nationally after the shooting deaths of nine Black people in Charleston and other deadly shootings of Black Americans by police in various states.

http://q13fox.com/2015/06/22/utah-minor-league-baseball-team-draws-national-criticism-for-caucasian-heritage-night/


Who in their right mind thought this was a good idea to begin with?

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Tue Jun 23, 2015, 10:47 AM

1. From the files of "What could possibly go wrong...?" nt

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