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Statue of Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson

Statue of Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson

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Brooklyn statue of Jackie Robinson gets vandalized with racial slurs

Nearly four months after "42", a biopic of Jackie Robinson was released, vandals marked a statue of Robinson with racial slurs and anti-semantic comments such as "Die N****r", "F*** Jackie Robinson and all N*****s", and "Heil Hitler". A swastika, a symbol used by Nazis in World War II was also placed on the statue that sits outside Cyclone Park. "42" depicted how Robinson overcame racial tension as the first African American to integrate into the Major League Baseball League as a Brooklyn Dodger. However, it seems that even after his death, Robinson still faces racism.