Jackie Robinson's Breaking Barriers

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“Breaking Barriers”
Kareem Abdul Jabbar once said, “Jackie Robinson, as an athlete and as someone who was trying to make a stand for equality, he was exemplary”. This quote says that Jackie Robinson not only changed equality in the Major League, but also changed the world. Kareem Abdul Jabbar was a Basketball Player and even Jackie Robinson had an impact on his career. I can somewhat relate to Jackie Robinson. Of course I have had some hardships ,but nothing on the level of what Jackie Robinson had to go through. For starters, I am a different race my family is from Pakistan, but I was born in North Carolina. I was in the seventh grade when I decided to try out for my school’s basketball team. I was fairly good if I say so myself, but the coach
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Of course he didn’t make it either and that was crazy because everyone thought that he should have made it. Coincidence, I think not. There were many black people to trying out (obviously they were good), but of course none of them made the team either. I made a decision that I regret.

Jackie Robinson had perseverance and he didn’t give up no matter what anybody said, and I wish I had perseverance because next year I didn’t even try out. I was mad at myself, but I gave myself stupid excuses and I actually believed them. One character trait I did have from Jackie Robinson is
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He achieved that goal because he was ambitious and was not going to let anything stop him from doing that. I had that ambition in the first year of high school, but it didn’t turn out that well and it’s going to sound dumb what stopped me from trying out. Let me tell you the story first. The school basketball workouts to get you in shape for tryouts. I attended almost every single one, and they were hard. I didn’t want to go, but I forced myself to go because I had the ambition to work hard and make the team. Well, it didn’t go so well, because earlier in the year I had signed up for Driver’s Ed. Well first of all, It was really hard to sign up for that class, because people sign up so fast. Also we had already paid for it so I couldn’t get out of the class. Well, when tryout day came I found out that I had Driver’s Ed. and even if I skipped Driver’s Ed and went to tryouts I couldn’t go to the practices, because of Driver’s Ed. It is a stupid reason, but even though I didn’t try out I wanted to be on the team so bad and I tried really hard and worked hard, but it all kind of worked out In two months I will get my permit and will be able to drive. Also there is always next year, and I can improve my skills to make it for sure this

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