Sunday, April 15, 2007

Touching remembrance means keep going

The Jackie Robinson Day celebration at Dodger Stadium on Sunday night reminded us of one thing -- what Jackie Robinson stood for should still be remembered and acted upon today.

While Robinson's breaking the color barrier was a symbol of race relations -- or the lack of in that time -- Robinson the man was about equality and opportunity for people.

Not black people. Not white people. Not Asian people. Not Latin people. Just people.

The courage to stand for something you believe in, and the strength to maintain that conviction, is what Jackie Robinson the athlete and the man was about. If there is one way to preserve Robinson's memory, it is to act the way he did and the way his widow, Rachel, has since Robinson's death in 1972.


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