Brownstein: Jackie Robinson-Inspired Doc Shows ‘Things Haven’t Really Changed’

The documentary begins with this statement: “Dear Jackie, I have always respected and admired you, a brother of the United States, breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball. You began your revolutionary journey to end segregation in sport right here in Montreal by joining the Brooklyn Dodgers’ farm team, the Royals, in 1946. … You made the impossible possible in a South American North segregated. … But the white majority took advantage of this exceptional moment in history to weave the myth of a post-racial society. It wasn’t.” Read More

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