To the end of his life, Robinson insisted that he never had it made. He'd likely say the same today. That's the Robinson that baseball, and much of America, has forgotten. 42 tells only part of his story.
As I wrote many times since, I did not write that headline. It was like waving a red flag in the face of the Redskin football fanatics. Since then whenever I have to use the Redskin word I always refer to it as the "R-Word." And why should it not carry the same inference as the "N-Word"?