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May 9, 2013

MAY: Simply not prejudiced

(Continued)

At the end, I stood up and applauded.

I applauded Jackie’s character, integrity and fortitude. I applauded that Eddie Stanky defended Jackie in Philadelphia. I applauded that Pee Wee Reese stood next to Jackie, and that I taught his granddaughter in class. I applauded that things, though still not perfect, have changed. I applauded that a white man came up to Jackie on the street and encouraged him on.

I prayed that I would always be that man.

 

— Tom May is the Minister of Discipleship at Eastside Christian Church in Jeffersonville. He is an adjunct instructor in the Communications Department at Indiana University Southeast. 

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