NOTE: Each year, April 15th is celebrated as Jackie Robinson Day, a tribute to a great athlete and great American. That day in 1947 marked Robinson's entrance into major league baseball as the first Black player--amid threats against his life. We are being challenged now by efforts to prevent schoolchildren from learning about Jackie Robinson, … Continue reading A Few Truly Special Jackie Robinson Stories–Reblogged, With a Timely Update
Tag: Doug Glanville
A Few Truly Special Jackie Robinson Stories
Whenever I see an essay bearing Doug Glanville's byline, I know I should set aside the time to read and savor it. I've written about Glanville several times and carried one of his pieces here and a video here. A friend of my older daughter's since childhood, he is an extraordinarily gifted person: former baseball … Continue reading A Few Truly Special Jackie Robinson Stories
The ‘comma effect’ on bias and Black Lives…
This article by Doug Glanville, whom I've written about before, appeared in The Undefeated on June 29, 2020. I always find Doug's writing and thinking compelling and worthwhile. Here, he demonstrates a subtlety in written language that has significant impact.
Are We–at Last–Ready to Let the Sun Shine In?
I have written several times on my blog about Doug Glanville, a friend of my daughter’s since childhood who is a multitalented and lovely individual: former Major League baseball player, sports commentator, writer and New York Times contributor, educator on sports and social justice, etc, etc. (He currently has a sports-related podcast called Starkville in collaboration with baseball writer Jayson Stark—I am happy to give that a plug!)...
Doug sent me a copy of the video below, "Enough!," which he wrote and narrated and ESPN produced. I find his "personal call to action" powerful, searing, and eventually hopeful--another chance for us all. Please join me in watching it. If you've seen it before, I think it merits another viewing.