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Racism is a problem that has existed in our society for many years The roots of racism date back to when slavery was considered normal and even further back then that Racism happens all the time everyday and everywhere It is a complex issue which occurs at many different levels In the world of sports racism is happening more often and becoming more of a concern The first major example is of Jackie Robinson Robinson is considered a leader in the black community for breaking the color barrier in the sport of baseball Although Robinson went through a great deal of prejudice many black athletes today face similar problems The National Hockey League Major League Baseball and many other associations are dealing with this problem even still today Racism doesnt only occur on the field Today the management side of sports is more racist then the on field part Racism is a problem that existed in sport when it first originated and continues to exist even in the world of sport today Racism started in the beginning of sport when there were two separate leagues the white league and the black league It was in 1947 when Jackie Robinson stepped into the white world of baseball that people noticed this was occurring At the time no one was concerned with this because everything was segregated back then The verbal taunting physical abuse and death threats unleashed on him and his family had the 27 year old on the verge of mental breakdown Guss 1997 Robinson got through it by ignoring all those comments and using it as the reason he would play to prove everyone wrong He realized that he represented an entire race of people and if he were to explode he would condemn himself and his entire race I suffered then because I hoped to provide a better future for my children and for young black people everywhere and because I naively believed
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