Mr. Robinson’s Legacy Undeniable, Still Long Way to Go

200px-Jrobinson.jpgSixty years ago this Sunday, Jackie Robinson took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers and Major League Baseball's shameful era of segregation came to an end.

As we've remembered here in Heights History, Dodgers GM Branch Rickey signed Robinson to his contract with the team at 215 Montague Street.  

Decades later, with the color barriers broken down everywhere around us, a "color line" still exists in neighborhoods like ours. Recent allegations against the Corcoran Group  remind us that even 60 years after Jackie Robinson paved the way for others not to suffer the pain of segregation in this country, a handful of self appointed "gate keepers" in the real estate industry allegedly seek to bring back the bad old days when it comes to fair housing. So it goes.

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  • Claude Scales

    Nice of you to close with a Vonnegut catchphrase.

    Your post has given me an earworm: Peter, Paul & Mary singing “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?”, with the repeated chorus, “When will they ever learn?”

  • Homer Fink

    >>>Nice of you to close with a Vonnegut catchphrase.

  • Claude Scales

    If we keep this up, we’ll come unstuck in time.