Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Here's to You Mr. Robinson

We’re a day late and a dollar short puttin’ in our two bits (two cents ain’t worth a plugged nickel anymore) about Jackie Robinson Day in MLB. When blacks were finally allowed into the bigs, Americans saw what diversity could do. Almost single-handedly Robinson turned the perennial loser “Bums” into one of the best teams in baseball. Diversity is what made Brooklyn a great team and it’s what makes America a great country. Check it:

Have you ever met a blonde Chinese person? No.

Not one Mexican has the last name of O’Malley. Not one.

Ever seen a brown-skinded brother from Norway? No.

Any Shlomo Liebowitzes in Nigeria? Ain’t happenin’.

You’ll never meet an Iranian named Shaniqua, RaShawna or Dikembe

or an Egyptian named Bill or George or Doogie.

Ya see, America is one big fat melting pot and anyone is welcome to bubble in the stew with us…makes things mighty tasty. That’s what makes this country great.

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