Rosa Parks Has Passed Away


Lyle

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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.
 

mkrishnan

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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.
 

jsw

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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. :(
 

OutThere

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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.
 

wdlove

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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.
 

MacAztec

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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.
 

dmw007

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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.
 

Xtremehkr

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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.
 

kasei

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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.
 

leekohler

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Xtremehkr said:
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.
No kidding. I wonder if Bush will even acknowledge her death in some way.
 

zimv20

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leekohler said:
I wonder if Bush will even acknowledge her death in some way.
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.
 

katie ta achoo

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zimv20 said:
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.

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

ok, maybe I'm a little bitter. :eek:
 

Lacero

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

Xtremehkr

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leekohler said:
No kidding. I wonder if Bush will even acknowledge her death in some way.
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.
 

Xtremehkr

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leekohler said:
No kidding. I wonder if Bush will even acknowledge her death in some way.
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.
 

IJ Reilly

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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.