Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Goodbye Ms. Parks...

Rosa Parks was a lot of things to a lot of people. To me, she was just a tired person who got notariety for taking a seat. This is not to downplay the significance of this act at a crucial time in the continued development of our country, but to point out that if she hadn't been so tired, she wouldn't have taken that seat. In all the time from that day to this, Ms. Parks has carried herself with unquestioned dignity and applomb. She gained fame and respect for taking a seat. She earned, even demanded, respect for being a great person. She was a person that people of all colors, races, creeds could look to and respect as a smart and dignified person. She was someone we all could and should have learned from. She is a hero for many reasons to many people, and the least of which is because she took a seat on a bus when she was tired. She will be missed.

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