Rosa Parks Has Passed Away

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  1. clayj macrumors 604

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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9809237/

    So sad... she was certainly an amazing symbol of the civil rights struggle here in the US.

    EDIT: I put this thread here, rather than in Current Events, because I'm pretty certain this thread will turn political at some point.
     
  2. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    Rosa Parks dead at age 92

    Just heard that Rosa Parks died today at age 92.

    Moderator's note: I merged two threads, which is why this looks out of place. I kept this post here due to it linking to a separate article.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    She was a really amazing woman. Although she deserves her rest in a much better place than this one, and we have been greatly blessed with her presence, we will be less for her absence.
     
  4. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Wow...
    I'd hate to think of what the world would be like if she had never done what she did...

    She'll be remembered forever.
     
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    I was just about to create the same thread. I wish I could have as much of a positive influence on society, but that's not going to happen. She was an amazing woman. :(
     
  6. OutThere macrumors 603

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    While it is saddening that she passed, I think it will only maker her and her actions more immortal, and create a moment for many people to think about where the U.S. has come from, and where it is going today.
     
  7. wdlove macrumors P6

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    She was a real pioneer in civil rights. We owe her a debt of gratitude. Thank you Rosa, may you now rest in peace. My prayers go out to her family and friends.
     
  8. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    While she was a great woman, she wasn't the first to refuse to give up a seat on the bus. She was just the first who got a whole lot of publicity about it.
     
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    Bless her and her familly... I'm sure this will cause people to reflect on how we've progressed since her time
     
  10. thedude110 macrumors 68020

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    Social change has its roots in the limits of the tolerable.

    Parks said it better.

    "All I was doing was trying to get home from work."

    The infant mortality rate of African American babies in 2001 was 13.3 per 1000.
    The infant mortality rate of Caucasian babies in 2001 was 5.7 per 1000.

    Parks said it better.

    "Each person must live their life as a model for others."
     
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    word
     
  12. Sayhey macrumors 68000

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    One great American passes. No words can express the debt we all owe to her memory.
     
  13. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    How sad, she was a great woman who has helped changed the U.S. for the better. May she rest in peace.

    My heart and prayers go out to her family.
     
  14. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000

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    I hope that she is remembered as a woman who lead an impeccable life, during which, she set an impeccable example of what can be achieved by those who dare to try.

    More like her are needed, more than ever in these times.
     
  15. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Just learned of it a few minutes ago. How Sad. America owes a lot to her, she was a great person./Users/ericnaumann/Desktop/rosa.jpg
     
  16. kasei macrumors 6502a

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    I am so happy someone took the time to create a post about Rosa Parks. She was a great woman who helped open the eyes of America.
     
  17. leekohler macrumors G5

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    No kidding. I wonder if Bush will even acknowledge her death in some way.
     
  18. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    yeah, the WH will have to issue some kind of statement. if they don't, well.... then we should all be horribly worried that no one's minding the store.
     
  19. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    $40 of not real money says the white house says NOTHING this week.

    ok, maybe I'm a little bitter. :eek:
     
  20. Lacero macrumors 604

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    There are people in high places celebrating. You will not see it on TV however.
     
  21. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000

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    Pessimistically, not in the way that we would hope. Which would be to acknowledge and further her example. There is always hope though.

    That is what I hope for at least.
     
  22. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    you're on. when does this week end? friday at midnight EST?
     
  23. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000

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    Okay, I can't resist. Whatever he does, the fewer big words he tries to use, the more palatable it will be.

    Regardless, I would like to leave everything aside and say that I really am appreciative of what Rosa Parks did. While it may not have directly benefited me. The continued establishment of Civil Rights is a boon for the vast majority of people. Rosa was the catalyst, and deserves recognition for what she did, but people from many sides worked with her to ensure that her effort was rewarded. It is another reason to be appreciative of both her and those who worked with her to effect positive change. Change which ultimately all can benefit from, should we choose to further her example.
     
  24. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Rosa Parks wasn't the first person to take a stand against institutionalized racism, and she was by no means the last, but she did become one of the iconic figures in the struggle. Her life should be taken as an example to everyone who wonders about what kind of difference one person can make. That is how I think she should be remembered.
     
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