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Saturday, February 02, 2019

Jackie Robinson Hated America: So Why Do We Celebrate Him?

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Jackie Robinson Turns 100

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Jackie Robinson Turns 100


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"As we celebrate Black History Month and Jackie Robinson's 100th birthday, we celebrate the life of all whose courage opened the gates for everybody, and in the process, made America better," tweeted former U.S. President Barack Obama earlier today.
Born on 31 January 1919, baseball great Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play in the major leagues in the 20th century. At the time he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, professional baseball had been racially segregated for at least 60 years.
Robinson went on to inspire millions of other Americans as a civil rights crusader. He would write in his autobiography that he found himself unable to sing the national anthem or salute the flag because "I know that I am a black man in a white world."
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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

According to Vin Scully Robinson the single one player that most changed around a game when he was in the line up. When Robinson on the field one type of game being played. When Robinson out of the line up another type of game being played.

Anonymous said...

"As we celebrate Black History Month and Jackie Robinson's 100th birthday,we celebrate the life of all whose courage opened the gates for everybody, and in the process, made America better," tweeted former U.S. President Barack Obama earlier today."
GRA:Question:Which America does he mean?The safe,hard working,white one,we had for 200 years?Or the one we see evolving into a filthy,bullet-ridden,drug addicted,welfare oriented country?
Rhetorical question.
Btw,Having Jackie Robinson's talent displayed was not worth the resulting destruction of the USA that we have seen take place since then.Give a nig an inch and they look like they're going to take the country.
We would have been better off without blacks allowed into sports--no doubt about it.
--GRA

Anonymous said...

The below-the-article headline "NHL to celebrate Black history (or is that "history"?) month" is really nauseating- but then, they celebrate gay "pride" now as well. Used to be my favorite sport- wouldn't watch 'em for love or money now.

Anonymous said...

" Used to be my favorite sport- wouldn't watch 'em for love or money now."

You can always watch football or basketball? Watch one team of negroes chase another team of negroes up and down a field or a court after a ball. Perhaps that is not such a good suggestion.