The groundbreaking baseball icon, Jackie Robinson, said that if he were alive today, his son would give thumbs up to the protests with a warning following the murder of his socially conscious father, George Floyd.
“I’m sure it will support protests against murder and [deep] 245 years of legal enslavement and the next 155 years of feelings of injustice, brutality and discrimination, ”David Robinson of Brooklyn wrote to The Post in an email. “But I believe that the protests had to be paired and overcome to work to fulfill our family love and human potential.”
73 years ago, Jackie Robinson broke the Major League Baseball’s color barrier in April 1947 and changed racial relations in the United States forever.
Robinson stated that his father’s grandmother “my great-grandmother” was born as a slave.
“For most of his life, his mother was a sniper, housekeeper and a single parent,” said Robinson, 68. “While anger and anger are natural emotional reactions to his history and the history of millions of American friends, he learned to develop as a father as a father to allow family love to become the dominant life force.”
David returned to his hometown in 2018 when the 500 MacDonough Street block in Bedford-Stuyvesant was changed to Jackie Robinson Way. Jackie, 526 MacDonough St. from 1947 to 1952.
David Robinson and his family were at Citi Field for “Jackie Robinson Day” on April 15, 2018, as Miti and every MLB player donated Jackie’s retirement No: 42 to honor her legacy.
This Father’s Day, Robinson said, “He wanted to send sincere greetings and best wishes to all fathers and families in America. My hopes for all fathers, including myself, are trying to learn to be better role models and better role models for our children and families in our homes and communities. “
One of the best memories of his own father is when David got his fishing many times.
“I remember only one day on a small boat in the middle of a large lake in Canada, although he does not like fishing. The shore was far away, but there was no other boat in sight, David Robinson wrote. “The efforts his son made on his behalf were more inspiring because he didn’t know how to swim.”