Jackie Robinson statue defaced with racial slurs and swastikas

With the Riley Cooper mess recently, it brought to light that racism is still very strong in America. It’s unfortunate that it’s still around despite how much the country has progressed in the past century.

However, something like this is really disgusting. In a country that has now made a strong effort to promote equality (with still a lot of mishaps along the way), seeing people do this is just bad.

Robinson was a hero to many and a pioneer for a road to a better America. But by having this happen to it shows us that we as a country has not moved that much towards the right direction. When stupidity and racism like this continue to show, it’s just really a sad reminder that we’re still living in a messed up world.