Phoenix Suns jersey with team name in Spanglish, 2010
In solidarity with the Latinx community, the Phoenix Suns basketball team challenged Arizona's new immigration law on the court.
In 2010 Arizona empowered police to question anyone on their immigration status, in effect targeting any Spanish-speaking person with brown skin. The Phoenix Suns decried the law as a violation of our basic principles of equal rights and protection under the law. In protest, the team played wearing jerseys normally reserved for Noche Latina, game nights begun by the National Basketball Association in 2006 to celebrate Latinx players and fans.
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