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Did racism kill Jackie Robinson?

By Tamra Burns Loeb, Adjunct Associate Professor - Interim, University of California, Los Angeles
Alicia Morehead-Gee, Adjunct assistant professor, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Derek Novacek, Assistant Project Scientist, UCLA School of Medicine
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Major league baseball opens today, and few are likely to give race a thought. When Jackie Robinson integrated MLB in 1947, it was a far different story. Did racism lead to Robinson's early death?

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