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The writer is a professor in the Finance, Banking, and Real Estate Department at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and an attorney with Cavanaugh and Associates.

What happened to African-American participation in baseball? The sport's leaders have been asking the question for decades, and the list of reasons is long. But according to Omaha native Kimera Bartee and other African-Americans, there’s a cultural element that too often goes ignored.

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