A great quote about Jackie Robinson from Gerald Early, as told by Kostyra Kennedy in his great book “True: The Four Seasons of Jackie Robinson.”

“Jackie was true to his own contradictions, which a lot of people are not. We all have contradictions. Very few of us fit into a neat box of ideas and values if we really challenge ourselves. But many people swallow those contradictions as a way to belong to a larger group. Robinson didn’t necessarily do that. He wouldn’t likely be doing that now.”