Jackie Robinson Compare And Contrast

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Jackie Robinson was the first african american baseball player in major league baseball and one of his best supporters was his mother, Mallie Robinson. Jackie and Mallie had strong personalities that others around them saw. They also had a sense of pride about their family and loved each other, showing it in any way they could. Being african american, they were offended and insulted because of their skin color and their personalities shown through on how they reacted to it.

Jackie and his mother both had strong personalities that they showed in different ways. “According to Jackie’s sister Willa Mae,’We always worried about him because he was so quick to anger if somebody said something that was insulting. I don’t think Jack ever looked for a fight, but I don 't think he ever walked away from one, neither,’”(10). Jackie grew up with pride and a quick temper, if someone would make a racist comment or insult he would fight back. His mother moved him and his siblings to California for a better life, but when they got there they had many problems with their white neighbors. “...the Robinsons challenged this status quo by moving to Pepper Street, the neighbors made it clear that they wanted the black family to leave and harrassed the Robinsons… they were approached by representatives of the community, who wanted to buy their house. But Mallie Robinson declared that she had no intention of selling. She was staying right where she was,”(10). Mallie, like Jackie, wasn’t about to

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