Jersey Number 42
42 was the jersey number of the legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson. Jackie Robinson was a very talented negro black baseball player in America. The story goes back to 1945 when racism was prevalent in some parts of America. The baseball was a game of white people only in that time. There were talented black baseball players but they were not allowed to play in Major League Baseball (MLB).
The talent of Jackie was discovered by the base-ball executive Branch Rickey who was a white man. Rickey gave an opportunity to Jackie in his Brooklyn Dodgers where he was the president. Rickey was a business man. He was also a religious person. He was concerned about human dignity and rights. He once had a team member who was a black, was not allowed to enter into his hotel room. That incident changed him.
Have we missed to give an opportunity to anyone who is not from our caste or who does not have our skin color to come up in their lives? Many factors motivated Rickey to raise a negro black American to a mainstream America. Is there anything that will motivate us to do so like Rickey had done?