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I hate to be the one that rains on the parade, but many other African Americans before Parks had resisted giving up their seats; but because of her status as an NAACP secretary, she (IMHO) received fame undeservedly. I think it was always kind of a sham to portray her as the "tired, old woman" when in reality she certainly had political training to being civily disobediant...

Of course, I think what she did was a great thing for African Americans, I've just always had second thoughts about it...
 

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NO!! Don't even THINK about having a heated discussion. These are just people views. LET IT GO. Breathe and count to 10.....now continue :)
 

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ben72227 said:
I hate to be the one that rains on the parade, but many other African Americans before Parks had resisted giving up their seats; but because of her status as an NAACP secretary, she (IMHO) received fame undeservedly. I think it was always kind of a sham to portray her as the "tired, old woman" when in reality she certainly had political training to being civily disobediant...

Of course, I think what she did was a great thing for African Americans, I've just always had second thoughts about it...
While I agree with your statement, I must also add: That this very country was founded upon principles of civil disobedience and sometimes uncivil. The Boston Tea Party, refusal to house British soldiers by colonists, are prime examples of civil disobedience. That however does not diminsh the fact that the end result provided a necessary change. So yes in fact there were hidden motives behind her not giving up her seat but, it was necessary to force the prevailing attitude in that city and others of African American inferiority to be changed. But it is a sad day indeed. While I did not support her suit of Outkast, I still respected her having the courage to fight for a cause that was worthy of fighting for. So to Mrs. Rosa Parks: May she rest in peace.
 

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I know. I mean not to be mean or racist or anything but who cares. She refused to get up from her seat. Big deal. But either way live long and prosper!
Who cares? Go up to any african american and say that. No offense but that does sound a bit racist, you seem toi be oblivious to african american history in the south, the horrible things that corrupt sheriffs did to these men and women when they wouldn't go to the "right section". I think you better wise-up sir, it could've been you, but since it wasn't, you don't seem to care.
 

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SpeedyArizona said:
Who cares? Go up to any african american and say that. No offense but that does sound a bit racist, you seem toi be oblivious to african american history in the south, the horrible things that corrupt sheriffs did to these men and women when they wouldn't go to the "right section". I think you better wise-up sir, it could've been you, but since it wasn't, you don't seem to care.
MLK I respect for what he did. Rosa Parks didn't get up from a seat. But I'm not going to get into it with you. Its my opinion and if you don't agree with it then bite your lip and move on
 
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