How Did Jackie Robinson Think About Racial Equality

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Jackie Robinson
A black man in a white man’s game
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In a world of many colors and races Jackie Robinson was one with the skin color black. He challenged the world and played in an all white man’s baseball team. Jackie knew that he was different from his teammates, but being different could change the way people think about racial equality. He displayed great courage and strength in dealing with the struggles of racial equality. During the games people would boo him and call him names. They would even throw things at him as he walked to the field. But Jackie didn’t care. “Life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives”( http://www.baseball-almanac.com/quotes/quojckr.shtml) Jackie wanted to make the worlds-view racial inequality differently so he and other young players could play baseball.
Growing up Jackie was not treated fair due to his skin color. Jackie lived most of his life in the segregation period. Were blacks and whites were separated in everyway possible. They both had different bathrooms and attended separate schools. They even shopped at different stores and rode on different buses. Jackie poured all of his anger into his sports and doing that he became very good at
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He paved a path for other young African American players to have a chance to play the game they love without being judged for their skin color but being judged for their skills. Jackie Robinson’s skill and courage soon covered his skin and people started to see him for the skilled baseball player he was. Yes racism still was a war for Jackie but more people started to look past that. Jackie died October 24, 1972 happy with his accomplishments. One of Jackie’s sons, David Robinson played in the NBA for the San Antonio Spurs basketball team. Inspired by his dad’s accomplishments, he won many medals and championship

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