Robinson's Road to Perseverance

Examples from "The Noble Experiment" - By Mikaela T.

Robinson, A "Racial Agitator"

Robinson was chosen to be part of the Noble Experiment because he was a "racial agitator" which shows that he had been through racial discrimination before. Which means he had persevered through the racial discrimination. (Robinson, pg. 293)
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Jackie Robinson getting ready to bat.

The Box Score Won't Matter

Rickey and Robinson talk about how the box score should be the only thing that matters in the baseball game, but Rickey explains that it's not the only thing that matters. At least not yet; people would only care about his skin color for now. He had to persevere through the racial discrimination that he was going to go through. (Robinson, pg. 294)

Nobody On Our Side

“We can’t fight our way through this, Robinson. We’ve got no army. There’s virtually nobody on our side. No owners, no umpires, very few newspapermen. And I’m afraid that many fans will be hostile. We’ll be in a tough position. We can win only if we can convince the world that I’m doing this because you’re a great ballplayer and a fine gentlemen.” Jackie Robinson had to persevere through the cynical comments and all the opposition. (Robinson, pg. 293)

Could I take all of this?

“…absolutely sure that I knew what I would face. Beanballs would be thrown at me. I would be called the kind of names which would hurt and infuriate any man. I would be physically attacked. Could I take all of this and control my temper, remain steadfastly loyal to our ultimate aim?” Jackie Robinson had to persevere and control his temper through all of the discrimination. (Robinson, pg. 294)
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Jackie Robinson and his teammates.

Book Citation

Robison, Jackie "The Noble Experiment." Comp. Alfred Duckett. The Language of Literature. Vol. 7. Evanston: McDougal Littell, 2002. 288-95. Print

Mikaela Truong - Period 4 - December 7th, 2015