Jackie Robinson Personal Response

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“I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.” - Jackie Robinson. One of Robinson’s famous quotes but this one sticks out to me the most because he went through so much when he went to the MLB and the hatred he received from white people and how baseball helped him cope with it and fight through it. In the his quote he says he wants to be respected as a human being and to not judge based on the color of his skin. He is talking about how there are human rights, not just civil rights and that everyone should be treated the way themselves would want to be treated. In a way he agrees on what Malcolm X is saying how there are human rights and everyone should have them no matter what. Jackie …show more content…

He didn't let anyone get between him and the game he loved to do. Jackie didn't like the idea of things being between blacks and whites but he also didn't like how white people would treat black people because they would all get threats towards them, arrested for not doing something a white person would do so at sometimes, he thought being separate would be whats best, but he started to believe that everyone deserved human rights and that everyone deserved to be treated the way they would want to be treated. One of his teammates “Pee Wee Reese” decided to put his arm around Jackie before a game in front of a whole crowd, to show them that he respected Jackie and was his friend and that he deserved to be treated right. That gesture Pee Wee Reese did will go down as one of the most legendary gestures in history. Robinson succeeded in ignoring the prejudice and racial slurs aside and showed everyone what a talented baseball player he really was. In his first year, he hit 12 home runs and helped the Dodgers win the National League pennant. The same year Jackie led the National League in stolen bases and was chosen as Rookie of the Year. He continued to amaze fans and critics because he had an outstanding .342 batting average during the 1949 season. He led in stolen bases that year and earned the National League's Most Valuable Player

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