San Francisco Giants Ponder Banning ‘Culturally Insensitive’ Attire at Its Stadium
July 11, 2014 - 7:45 am
If the Giants do this, the question will be, which cultures will win or lose? It won’t be very hard to predict.
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— The San Francisco Giants organization is in the final steps of adopting a policy to ban fans from wearing “culturally-insensitive” attire at AT&T Park.
Giants’ Sr. Vice President Staci Slaughter said the Giants are very proud of their diverse fan base, but want fans to respect one another.
A lone incident involving a protected group sparked this radical change.
A couple of weeks ago, at AT&T Park’s Native American Heritage Night, two groups of fans had a disagreement over the issue of what should and shouldn’t be worn.
SF Examiner reported two Native American fans asked a third fan, who appeared to be Caucasian, to remove a headdress he was wearing.
Slaughter said the consideration to revise their dress-code policy partly stems from that incident.
It’s funny actually. The Giants got what they wanted — people celebrating a specific culture. Like this, from the same event in 2012.
You get the idea. People in the stands who were wearing the same things that people on the field were wearing in the official program caused a stink.
That turned into a disagreement and now no one gets to play.
But which cultures will win and lose?
It’s San Francisco, remember.