Jackie Robinson Turning Points Essay

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“Positive Turning Points” Have you ever experienced a major turning point in life, if so, was it a positive or a negative turning point? These concepts are portrayed in Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals, I Never Had it Made by Jackie Robinson, and The Father of Chinese Aviation by Rebecca Maksel talking about Feng Ru .
Feng Ru, Melba Patillo Beals, and Jackie Robinson all had to face life-changing experiences, involving discrimination, but by doing so and persevering through hardships, they changed their countries and shaped their own character in similar and different ways. Melba Pattillo Beals was the first African-American person to integrate an all-white school successfully
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He was a “symbol of hope” to the African-American community and he inspired them. Like Melba Patillo Beals, Jackie Robinson faced death threats and racial slurs from mobs of angry white people. Even his own teammates, other players, other team owners, and spectators discriminated against Jackie Robinson. Jackie Robinson could not react to these threats verbally or physically, but he responded through his athletic abillity. After some time, people began to accept Jackie Robinson because of his great play in baseball. Some of his teammates only accepted him because he could help make them more money. Jackie Robinson must have gotten frustrated when he did not play well and the white people would shout racial slurs at him. Jackie Robinson got his own inspiration to play better from Rachel, Mr. Rickey, African- Americans, and children. In paragraph 3, the text states, “ It hadn't been that easy to fight the resentment expressed by players on other teams, by the team owners, or by bigoted fans screaming "n-----" (Robinson). This statement shows the type of resentment that Robinson faced. To sum it up, Robinson proved to white people that black people could be just as good by playing baseball with great skill and determination and he provided a “symbol of hope” (Robinson) to black
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