Why Is Major League Baseball Expected to Boycott Georgia, While Other Businesses Aren’t?

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Fan cutouts in seats behind the Washington Nationals dugout during the during the seventh inning of the game against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., September 11, 2020. (Scott Taetsch/USA TODAY Sports)

This Thursday, the PGA Tour and Masters Tournament will begin in Augusta, Ga., despite the National Black Justice Coalition calling upon the PGA Tour and Masters Tournament to pull the upcoming event from Augusta National Golf Club in reaction to the recent passing of Georgia’s voter bill. The NBJC also urged professional golfers to boycott playing in Georgia until the bill is repealed: “Professional golf should not reward Georgia’s attacks on democracy and voting rights with the millions of dollars in revenue that the tournament generates and the prestige it brings to the state.”

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