Baseball is one of the most well-known sports to the American people and has a major impact on our culture. Baseball brings friends and family together for great times, and competitiveness. Who would have thought that one man made baseball what is today, and that man is Jackie Robinson. Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play in the major leagues and at the time, it shocked America because there were still some segregation issues going on at the time. Jackie Robinson had one goal, and that was to show America that African Americans can play the game of baseball just as good and that they should not be judged by the color of their skin.
Jackie Robinson I have always admired Jackie Robinson and have always looked up to him as a hero. I played baseball for seven years of my life and during that time I have always loved the Dodgers. Furthermore, Jackie Robinson is an American hero for all colored people, African Americans especially. He didn’t care what people thought of him even though most people and players hated him, he just loved playing baseball and he was good at it. He fought through adversity and became one of the greatest baseball players of all time.
I recently have been doing research on Jackie’s nine. They are Nine qualities that Jackie Robinson believed that you needed to live by to have a full life in your family and in the world. You can clearly see that Jackie stayed true to these qualities which are Courage, Determination, Teamwork, Persistence, Integrity, Citizenship, Justice, Commitment, Excellence. I researched Courage and how Jacke displayed that value in his life. The definition of courage is the ability to do something that frightens you and to do it with honor and integrity.
The unfortunate events leading up to Emmett Louis Till’s death and unfair trial were for one reason only- he was black. “The word is some nigra boy from Chicago made ugly remarks and then whistled to Miz Bryant.’ The deputy chuckled. ‘Fool boy forgot where he was, and it’s a fact somebody’s sure to give that boy a talking to.
42 is a story about Jackie Robinson, the renowned baseball player who broke the colour barrier by becoming the first African-American to join the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers (“42”). It portrays the struggles, mainly racism, Robinson had to go through while he was in the baseball team and how he managed to overcome them. The world is a constantly judgmental place. This can be seen through the segregation of the Blacks and Whites, media being dominated by the majority and racism against the Blacks.
“The measure of life is not what life accomplishes but rather… the impact that life has on others” quote from Jackie Robinson. His legacy changed many lives. Jackie Robinson was one of the greatest baseball players of all time and his accomplishments led to increased equality for the blacks. He was born on January 31st, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia (Wikipedia.org).
As Branch Rickey once famously said, “We had a victory of fascism in Germany. It's time, time we had a victory over racism at home.” Throughout the incredible movie 42, the director relates the story back to this main theme; there needs to be a victory over racism at home in America. The movie starts out fast and never stops moving forward. The actors do a fantastic job portraying the main characters and help show what Jackie Robinson went through during the roughest, and most exciting, years of his life.
This well educated man was getting dirty looks and halsted for using standard everyday services. As a person in today’s society most would hope that this doesn’t happen as often on the contrary it happens everyday. Many people are still more likely to trust white people over black people even with the same credentials as each other. Especially with jobs in today’s society, how many african american bankers does one see on a regular basis usually one to none because even today entire companies are racially profiling. Many Americans have come to the conclusion that the black people movement ended when they obtained voting rights, but no matter what rights are given to people of different races they will 6 times out of 10 feel attacked or racially profiled at least once a day.
The situation of Emmett Till where he was brutally attacked/kidnapped by whites, just because he was “flirting” with a grocery cashier. He’s not the only black male that has went through this. Dr. King in “Letter From Birmingham Jail” emphasizes, “when you are humiliated day in and day out by nagging signs reading ‘white’ and ‘colored’; when your first name becomes ‘nigger’ and your middle name becomes ‘boy’ (however old you are) and your last name becomes ‘John,’ and when your wife and mother are never given the respected title "Mrs.’” This relates in To Kill Mockingbird, chapter 19, where in the courtroom the whites sat down in the main section while the blacks had to stand on the balcony to observe the trial of Tom vs the Ewell
Attakis Finch was the lawyer of Tom Robinson and said” even if my defendant is black I will defend him as best I could all doe it is likely he will lose the trail. This quote shows how white people trying to stand up for black
The search for justice is never ending. Justice may be delayed, denied, or postponed, however, the search is timeless. To be just is to argue for fair rights for all. It is to be someone that will help the people of the community. However, many times justice is not sought and not given to those who need it most.
Injustice versus Justice in And Then There Were None Everyone has varying opinions on the definition of justice and injustice, and acts of which may be seen as fair or unfair to different individuals. A dictionary says that justice is the quality of being just; righteousness; equitableness; or moral rightness.
“You give me a uniform, you give me a number on my back, I'll give you the guts.” Throughout the 2013 film “42”, Jackie Robinson indeed proves that he has the guts to counter racism in people from all walks of life. Character is the aspect of a person that decides what kind of person he is; it is who he is at his very core, and it affects his tolerance, courage, and sense of justice. Jackie’s dealing with the racism conveys true character, and it teaches the viewer how to behave when put to the test. Specifically, “42” exemplifies true character education in that it depicts Jackie Robinson persisting despite the racial prejudice of spectators, the media, and fellow athletes.
Justice is an underlying idea that humans revolve around. It is our sole concept that constructs how we think and behave. Justice creates morals and therefore how we judge those around us. If we didn’t have justice, our society would be in chaos and completely unruly. When identifying what is just, there are quite a few traits that can be clearly spotted.
The great-souled man finds the mean If we are interested in practicing the virtues, is important to define virtuous conduct. Consider the vice that exists in both excess and deficiency. While bravery is a virtue of character, one can act with too much bravery, and be reckless, or too little bravery, and be cowardly. Virtuous conduct lies in finding the mean: “The manner one ought is both a mean and the best thing, which is what belongs to virtue” (29:1106b23-24).