That's not the point. Bunche's success is ignored while so much emphasis is put on Jackie Robinson. In the grand scheme of things, what's more important, a baseball game, or international appeal that possibly saved tens of thousands of lives?
I consider Jesse Jackson in the same light. It's easy to sit back and make fun of the way he holds businesses hostage and forces them to pay his personal friends six figure salaries to ease race relations. But nobody talks about his leadership and success when negotiating hostage releases in the 80s. Why is that? Why, in general, is black America willing to celebrate such trivial matters when they have been part of much greater events?
I was responding to the "economically advantaged" part.
I'd say that in the case of Robinson/Bunche, Robinson broke boundaries in a way that poor, black Americans could more easily relate. Anyone could play baseball; all they needed was a stick, a ball and some landmarks. I guess it's easier to dream of being a pro baseball player than it is to dream of one day receiving a doctorate and a Nobel Peace Prize.