As we look through the history of this country, racism has not only remained predominant, but it has continued to evolve. As time has gone on with countless people and movements trying to put a stop to racism, whether it was gender-based, race-based or religion-based, it still is a major problem in today’s society affecting millions of people in their daily lives, such as at school, out about in society or at their profession. Baseball among many sports is still affected. As time has passed, their rules have in fact changed to allow people of color to be involved in playing this sport. When thinking about racism in baseball, the first person that comes to mind is Jackie Robinson. He continued to strive and push for the idea of allowing people of color to play in the Major Leagues, even when everything was against him. Becoming the First African American to play in the major leagues, gave him the honor of being the legend he is today. Recognized in this country’s history, especially for the Dodger organization. Despite conquering this challenge, that did not mean racism would end there. One would imagine that as time went on and many African Americans proved that racism does not mean one is incapable of doing something great with their lives, that racism would be decreasing.
Aside from race-based discrimination, another thing that seems very prominent among society is sexism. Women get paid less than men for doing the exact same job. Many women have struggled to be where they are now, not only because of their lifestyles, whether it was being a single mother to having little to no support from her family, and much more. It also has to do with the challenges society puts upon them. Women play a huge role in many professions and are not given the credit they deserve. When looking at baseball specifically, the term used to identify a female in the profession is not used as it should be. Here Tavi goes more into depth of how baseball rules should be through his point of view and how women should be addressed properly.
Racism is something that continues to be fought and spoken about, but there is still a lack of change. When society realizes that discriminating a person for something as their skin color or gender is really unnecessary, because it does not define who they actually are as a person, then change in constitution will be done.