Jackie Robinson Makes A Change

By: Blake Gonzalez,Jae Hoon Choi

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson made history in 1947 when he broke baseball’s color barrier to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers. A talented player, Robinson won the National League Rookie of the Year award his first season, and helped the Dodgers to the National League championship – the first of his six trips to the World Series. In 1949 Robinson won the league MVP award, and he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. Despite his skill, Robinson faced a barrage of insults and threats because of his race. The courage and grace with which Robinson handled the abuses inspired a generation of African Americans to question the doctrine of “separate but equal” and helped pave the way for the Civil Rights Movement.
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Racism Still Today

This is still a big part in America and other parts of the world but not as bad as it was when Jackie was around. For an example Balotelli is a famous soccer player and he is black. He plays for Liverpool and when he plays games the fans of Liverpool throws trash on the fields and gave racist jokes to him and threatened him, this happened in 2014 when Liverpool played Arsenal.
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Racism In Law Enforcement: Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson Was at going to the bus and sat down at the front. Then a white male came up and asked for his seat and asked him to get up and go to a different spot. But jackie said no. And then the cops came and arrested him for not giving up his spot. Back then blacks were supposed to sit at the back of the bus and whites sat at the front of the bus. If blacks didn't listen then the got arrested or got something more severe. He wanted to teach the white that Blacks could do anything he wanted.

Racism In lax Enforcement Today

In new York a police man choked a black man and killed him because he was not doing what the cop wanted him to do, and the cop choked him and there is video proof of the cop choking him out.Also a black man was walking in the middle of the street with his friends and the cops told them to go on the sidewalk and they weren't moving and they had a disagreement and the cop pulled his gun out and shot one of the men multiple times. And the man was killed.

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Civil Rights: Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson wasn't wanted in a white Major league team. And did join. Even though he got called names and got pushed. So he showed that black people could be as good as white people. And also he made white people see that there are black hero's. Because after he retired he saved national Harlem bank in new York by giving money and houses to the poor.

Civil Rights: Today

The summer of 2003, President George W. Bush made a five-day whirlwind trip across the African continent. His first stop was Goree Island in Senegal, through which many thousands of Africans once passed before being herded onto slave ships by white slave owners.

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Text cited

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