The Donald Sterling drama is pretty much played out.
But having talked yesterday to Jackie Robinson’s daughter, Sharon, on Tuesday, I decided to include a few other interesting things she had to say, aside from what was in my column. She was in Heber City, representing Major League Baseball, in an essay writing contest.
“No. He just happened to get caught in a private conversation,” she said. “Discrimination still exists. Women have the right to vote, yet we are still talking about their equality in jobs and pay. These are all ongoing issues. I see anti-Semitic things happening all the time. These are our life challenges and that’s why I love the work we do with Major League Baseball and Scholastic — because we’re talking to kids.
“Challenge is part of life, you can’t shy away from it, and you have to face it and deal with it effectively.”
Likable, logical, friendly and smart, it would be hard to find anyone better to get the message across than Robinson.