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Jackie and the Jews [Irish, Italians, Blacks, Poles]: Ethnicity in post-war America

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/jackie_and_the_jews_irish_italians_blacks_poles_ethnicity_in_post_war_ameri

Jackie was the first. Jackie could not just play the game for himself. He was playing the game for every one of his race who had been denied a chance, whose future was closed because of racism and segregation. Indeed, as I remember it, Jackie played the game for every minority kid whose opportunities were constrained because of discrimination.

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