Jackie Robinson: societal issues

By Gavin and Alair

Who is Jackie Robinson

  • Jackie Robinson was the first African American Major league baseball player
  • played basketball, baseball, and track
  • He had a .311 bating average
  • he was born Jan 31,1919
  • died 1962
  • First African American in the baseball hall of fame


growing up in poverty

  • To get out of poverty Jackie went to college played baseball then got his way into the major league
  • In 2013 45.3 million people in the USA (14.5%)


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  • Jackie Robinson went to court for not going to the back of a bus
  • trash was thrown at him during baseball games
  • Today so many people are criticized for being different a race and being bullied


In equality in sports

  • To over come inequality he ignored the racist comments and kept playing, the outcome was him braking a color barrier
  • Today football players do not want to play because fans harassing black players with racist comments
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How to fix these problems

  • let everyone play any sport. Every one will be happy if they can do the sport they want

  • lower taxes. lower taxes will allow families to spend money on things like food and shelter

  • arrest racist people. wont be any more racist people

  • no taxes for people in poverty. will help get them out poverty

  • charity for people in poverty. will help them get out of poverty

  • brainwash racist people not to be racist. no one will be racist

  • more jobs. will give

  • teach kids that all people are equal poor people an opportunity to get out of poverty

  • Help everyone and to not discriminate because they are a different skin color. no one will be able to be racist because they will be against it

Works cited

Hebert, Antony. "Racism in Sports Fact or Fiction." Bleacher Report. Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc, n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2015.

"Hunger and Poverty Fact Sheet." Feeding America. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2015.

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Moyers, Bill. "Racism in America." Moyers and Company. Anne Gumowitz, 1 Jan. 2015. Web. 19 Mar. 2015.