The Parable of Jackie Robinson
When Jason Collins came out, it wasn't the next big Jackie Robinson moment
SOMEWHERE IN THE zeitgeist just after Jason Collins became a hashtag but not yet a hero, we seized on the idea that this was our 21st century Jackie Robinson moment. Seeking to contextualize Collins: Gay-American, African-American, of late Celtic- and Wizard-American, the Dodgers second baseman became seemingly the instant referent of choice by cable news announcers, half-attentive observers and the truest authority in such matters: Twitter. Captured in broad strokes, the story ...
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