Jackie Robinson Quotes
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On hearing racial epithets on the field during first year of integrating baseball:I'd get mad. But I'd never let them know it.
I can't speak for any fifteen million people any more than any other person can, but I know that I've got too much invested for my wife and child and myself in the future of this country, and I and other Americans of many races and faiths have too much invested in our country's welfare for any of us to throw it away because of a siren song sung in bass.
Response to a call for patience:On hearing you say this, I felt like standing up and saying, "Oh no! Not again." I respectfully remind you, sir, that we have been the most patient of all people. When you said we must have self-respect, I wondered how we could have self-respect and remain patient, considering the treatment accorded us through the years.