Short Term Effects Of Jackie Robinson Essay

887 Words Dec 19th, 2016 4 Pages
Lauren Bahe
Mrs. Pruitt
English I
20 December 2016
*baseball career
*short term effects
*long term effects The NBA 's players are 80 percent black. In the NFL, African Americans are 68 percent of players, and they are 10 percent in Major League Baseball.

Jackie Robinson
Back in the 1940s, when African Americans faced discrimination and racism in baseball and everywhere else, there was man who took a stand and proved that he could play ball, no matter the color of his skin. This man’s name was none other than, Jackie Robinson. Jackie Robinson was a great leader and civil right activist who just wanted to play baseball. In a quote by Robinson saying, “I 'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you respect me as a human being”, he means that he is only a human too, and that he should not be treated poorly or disrespected based on the color of his skin.
Jackie Roosevelt Robinson was born on January 13, 1919, in Cairo Georgia. He had four old siblings, Edgar, Frank, Matthew, and Willa Mae. His mother’s name was Mallie McGriff and his father’s name was Jerry Robinson. Jackie had a rough childhood. Being raised by a single mother and being a relatively poor family, things were not always easy for the Robinson family. But when Jackie was old enough to attend high school, he joined the John Muir Technical High School in Los Angeles California. After high…

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