The Road to Perseverance
Sam Garabedian - 5/31/2015
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Losing to Win
In the video “Losing to Win”, most of the girls that attend Carol Academy have miserable pasts because of unfortunate experiences that they were brought into. Some of these experiences include being abused by their parents, taking and trying to get rid of drugs and alcohol, living below the poverty line, having unemployed parents, and pushing through mental illnesses (e.g. depression, bipolar disorder, anger issues, etc.). The problem is that the Lady Jags have a 218 game losing streak. They are always frustrated and are probably disappointed in themselves because they are always losing. However, them losing wasn't an adversity. In fact, every time their team lost, it ended up bonding them together as a family. Also, if the girls hadn’t lost all of the games, they would not be as close as they are today. They learned to never give up, even if there is no chance in triumph, never give up. The Lady Jags stuck to the idea of perseverance, even if they didn’t like it at first. They used it to carry them out of Carol Academy and into success.
The first African-American to play in the MLB.
One of the most outspoken woman in the White House.
One of the greatest wartime leaders in history.
Since there was racial segregation in the 1900s, African-Americans were not allowed to do the same things that whites were doing, and because of this, blacks couldn’t play in the MLB. The effects of this included blacks playing in separate, less professional, “Negro Leagues”. African-Americans and many whites wanted racial segregation gone and solved. As a result of this, Branch Rickey set up and performed a noble experiment in which Jackie Robinson could try and play in the MLB. Doing this, it would show that blacks could do the same things that whites could and cause no trouble doing it. If thousands people showed up to every game and saw Jackie Robinson playing with white teammates/opponents, then the people might reconsider their opinions towards African-Americans. Since most whites believed that blacks only wanted to cause trouble, this would be taking another step towards eliminating racial segregation all-together and giving African-Americans the liberty they deserved.