The buzz in the black community as Jackie Robinson went from Negro League baseball to play for the Royals was akin to Obama winning the Iowa primary in 2008. There were also similarities in the white people along the way who supported Robinson and those who backed Obama.
42 is a movie about how personal courage can change the world. Courage comes in many forms. Last week we were reminded of the incredible courage of common citizens and first responders in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon attacks.
After coming down from the excitement of watching a great baseball movie about the man who broke the color barrier one has to ask why are there not more black players in the majors today? According to Major League Baseball, 8.5 percent of the 2013 opening day rosters were black.