Robinson's Fight For Baseball

By: Jason Berg and Ali Mousavi

Robinson's Early Life

Jackie Robinson was an African-American man who had a dream of playing Major League Baseball. He practice everyday. But, Unfortunately for him, the white people at his school were being racist towards him being bad at baseball because he was a different race as them. Robinson proved them wrong by making it to the Major League at the age of 28. The first game he played was with the Brooklyn Dodgers at April 15, 1947. He later went to the world series with them.

Jackie Robinson and How he Dealt with Racsim

Jackie Robinson was never loved by everyone. That made his dream of playing in the Major League baseball a little bit more challenging to accomplish. That is why he was forced to ignore the people who where being racist towards him. During his career, his teammates didn't appreciate what he did for the team. Later the teams didn't appreciate him and didn't want to play with him or his team. The first game Robinson played, everyone watching the game didn't care he was playing and called out racial things towards him, but Jackie kept playing.

Standing up for Himself

During Robinson's career he had to resist fighting back and ignore the people that were being racist towards him, instead he just had to deal with all the racial comments towards him. During the baseball games that he played, he tried to not let his teammates

underestimate him. Because of him doing that, he has been loved for many years and became one of the most famous major league baseball player in the history of baseball

How Racism is still a Problem Today

There are still a lot of people out there that don't appreciate different raced people because they think that they are different. People today still might hate certain players from a certain race, because they think that African-American people are not as good at baseball as other players.

Solutions to Racism

They have to have a certain amount of players from a certain race. Players could try and ignore the the other players that are being racist toward a certain player. Players could try and ignore the the other players that are being racist toward a certain player. Coaches could have to have a certain amount of players from a certain race.

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