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.
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.
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.