Brad Rock: Justice the Jackie Robinson way

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  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    April 30, 2014 12:21 p.m.

    Its really hard explaining to kids today why this episode has stirred such intense emotions, but I think we should try anyway.

    When I was in high school I had a lot of close friends from many different backgrounds. One of them happened to be an African-American. He was like all my other friends except for one thing - I could never have him come over to my house. It seems my parents grew up in a different time and place than I did and just couldn't get past the prejudices that segregation breeds.

    I still marvel at how the world has changed. But that didn't happen without a great deal of toil and blood. There is still much more to done. Anyway, that's what I talked to my kids about last night.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    April 30, 2014 11:29 a.m.

    Not everyone in the Civil Rights movement is like the daughter of the baseball great. She has graciousness. The horrid story on Donald Sterling and all of its lurid details is beyond compare. The woman involved does not reflect one of the better moments in the Civil Rights movement. The case before the Court of Appeals in regard to the people of Utah takes away the voice of the people and into the lap of federal enforcement. The story of Jackie Robinson is a great one. Nevertheless, will it be replaced by one which is enforced acceptance of national standards and brainwashing of the young? The "light of the candle in the night" of Sharon Robinson is great. However, will the federal government extinguish it in the name of political correctness? Animals now have civil rights in a misguided perception of common sense. There are certain breeds of dogs which are kept just to "main and destroy". Certain communities ban them. This should be more widespread and these dogs are definitely "not the victim". The brave young boy is the victim. Let us pray that Sharon Robinson does not become one as well.

  • jonjon Cedar Hills, UT
    April 30, 2014 9:50 a.m.

    Thanks for sharing this article. This was the best news I've read in a long time. There are a lot of great lessons taught from both the boy and Mrs. Robinson. Thank you.