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Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese statue rededicated after racist vandalism

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The Jackie Robinson little league team from Jersey City, N.J., led a chant in the shadow of Jackie Robinson's statue outside MCU Park in Brooklyn on Monday. It was a fitting tribute for the man who stood for so much.

The statue of Pee Wee Reese putting his arm around Jackie Robinson during a Brooklyn Dodgers game in 1947 -- a pivotal moment in history --- was vandalized with racial and anti-Semitic slurs recently.

The granite base was cleansed of the hate. The statue was rededicated for what it symbolizes.

The vandal, or vandals, have still not been caught. Nonetheless, the statue continues to stand tall, and the message remains as loud and clear as the crack of the bat and roar of the crowd.

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