Tuesday, October 25, 2005

In Memorium: Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks died today at the age of 92. While some will claim she was merely doing what she was told to by militant blacks and was no forward-thinking hero, remember that she was the one who agreed to take her life in her own hands and make a stand. She could have said "no". She could very rightly have said that it was too dangerous for a black woman to make such a public demonstration of defiance. But she didn't. She was a simple living person who chose to take on the establishment. She chose to say "no" not to possibly foolhardy bravery, but to foolhardy ignorance. So, light a candle, say a prayer of thanks and remember to give that "seat on the bus" to someone less fortunate than you.

6 comments:

airplanejayne said...

geez....if you weren't being all sincere and respectful, I could've said something about giving your seat away.....

--but seriously, how was Seattle?

marypoppins/privateeye said...

I've been thinking about Rosa today. She is a person who had a life that truly made a difference.
The stars are shining in lots of little african american eyes because of her. Well done, Rosa, well done!

airplanejayne said...

I can only assume that you are in a rantabetic shock (similar to diabetic shock).
--what with all the rant worthy events of the week -- Miers, Libby, Rove, Libby, Miers, Libby, Rove, Bubba, Bush

--rantabetic shock would be the only reason that the master of Rants is not posting!!!!

--that, or Kathy Bates has got ya tied to a bed......

APj

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