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Santana Honored At Braves Game

Carlos Santana - the guitarist, not the Cleveland catcher - was honored before the Braves - Phillies game at Turner Field in Atlanta Sunday (5/15).  Never one to zip his lip when it comes to to things he takes issue with, Santana used his time in the spotlight to fire off criticism of Georgia for a immigration bill signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal just two days earlier.  While receiving the the Beacon Of Change honor during a pre-game ceremony on the field, Santana said, 'I represent the human race', and then blasted Arizona and Georgia, saying people in Atlanta that supported the new legislation should be ashamed of themselves.  Following the ceremony the guitarist told media members in the press box that irrational was fueling repressive laws, calling the legislation 'anti-American', the Mexican born Santana said, 'If you remember what it was like here with Martin Luther King and the dogs and the hoses, it's the same thing, only it's high tech. So let's change it.'
Atlanta Constitution Journal


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