Jackie Robinson little leaguers stripped of their title…racist or simply the right thing to do?

We all loved the Jackie Robinson little leaguers. They were the first African-American team to win the title. They visited the White House and we collectively celebrated them, but along the way they made some enemies. One of their enemies was a coach of a team from Evergreen Park a suburb of Chicago. The Jackie Robinson team had kicked their butts. So let’s just call him a little motivated. He dropped the dime on them and upon investigation it was determined they had broken some rules and they were stripped of their title. This is sad for the children, but the adults created this situation. This is not racism this is what happens when you break the rules and the rulemakers find out.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/11/jackie-robinson-west-reaction_n_6665260.html

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  • atlmom5  On February 13, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Right thing to do.

  • 1reddiva83  On February 14, 2015 at 3:37 am

    You may agree with that but white schools also maneuver around the system to get blacks to play whatever type of ball playing they would like. They will allow the students to use the coach home address. of course the student really doesn’t live there. I also hear the kids are still from the city. While the adults did something wrong, I believe we may see those same kids on that team next year.

    • musesofamom  On February 14, 2015 at 6:03 pm

      Cheating is cheating no matter who does it. Yes I know it runs rampant but what are we teaching the children when we condone it.

      • 1reddiva83  On February 14, 2015 at 6:07 pm

        What are we teaching our children when we are used in a way that profits others but we can not use our own skills to profit ourselves. I do believe cheating is wrong but they way went about it , I believe there is more to the story tan they are giving us.

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