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(Life.com)   55 years ago today, one woman refused to sit in the back of the bus. RIP, Miss Rosa   (life.com) divider line 179
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2010-12-01 04:14:50 PM
KelvinTheClown: "My mother told me to be quiet about what I did," Ms. Colvin recalled. "She told me: 'Let Rosa be the one. White people aren't going to bother Rosa - her skin is lighter than yours and they like her.'"

From a New York Times article on Claudette Colvin, who did it first.


And Lizzie Jennings did it in New York city over 100 years earlier.


It's all about marketing.
 
2010-12-01 04:28:13 PM
BadAdviceGuy:
Still not the same thing. Rosa Parks took a stand against the unequal treatment between citizens in this country. The TSA scans and touches everyone like equals.

I see your point. Indeed now all of us can be mistreated equally. But since only a minority of people feel the need to fly, and fewer of us are required to regularly fly for work, it gets tolerated. Those in the majority are all too willing to sacrifice the rights of the minority to allay their fears, whether the fear of black people back then, or the fear of brown people today. It's just now we're PC about it so some old white folks get molested too, thus avoiding charges of racism.
 
2010-12-01 04:30:07 PM
itsfullofstars: KelvinTheClown: "My mother told me to be quiet about what I did," Ms. Colvin recalled. "She told me: 'Let Rosa be the one. White people aren't going to bother Rosa - her skin is lighter than yours and they like her.'"

From a New York Times article on Claudette Colvin, who did it first.

And Lizzie Jennings did it in New York city over 100 years earlier.


It's all about marketing.


Riiiight, and that's Rosa Parks' fault, so lets shiat on her memory by looking for ways to invalidate her experience. Did she have a stunt double go to jail for her?
 
2010-12-01 04:35:48 PM
DROxINxTHExWIND: Riiiight, and that's Rosa Parks' fault, so lets shiat on her memory by looking for ways to invalidate her experience. Did she have a stunt double go to jail for her?

Settle down...

Nobody said it was her fault. The story here is that previous protests did nothing, Parks did.
 
2010-12-01 04:44:34 PM
itsfullofstars: DROxINxTHExWIND: Riiiight, and that's Rosa Parks' fault, so lets shiat on her memory by looking for ways to invalidate her experience. Did she have a stunt double go to jail for her?

Settle down...

Nobody said it was her fault. The story here is that previous protests did nothing, Parks did.


Seems to me that the story here is, (in snarky tone)"she wasn't even the first to do it...she wasn't even really tired...she wasn't even on the front of the bus...it was staged..." The point of those comments is to dminish her accomplishment, not to establish her as a hero.
 
2010-12-01 04:57:58 PM
The reason why there was a concerted effort by the NAACP to force the issue is because the other side of the issue had been forced by national, state, county and city laws--not to mention churches and social customs--since the 1600s.

The first African slave landed in British colonies in America in 1619. That was the beginning of the other side of the concerted effort.

These guys--the all white jury that acquitted Emmett Till's murderers--they were part of that concerted effort.

www.mindfully.org
 
2010-12-01 08:01:45 PM
TRUE STORY:
I grew up in NY, and started my first year of college in Georgia. On the way back from the mall, new sega genesis proudly in-hand. I was sitting in the front of a packed bus, and when it stopped, an old black lady got on.

Of course, I stood up and offered her my seat. (she's an old lady!)

She looked at me in disbelief, sat down and started to CRY! And said she didn't think she'd see the day when a white boy would VOLUNTEER to give up his seat so a black woman could sit in the front of the bus.

When I was that age, I was sort of clueless about the whole civil rights struggle in the south, so I just sort of stood there, dumbfounded.
 
2010-12-01 08:23:57 PM
Life_in_LA: TRUE STORY:

Did you get lucky, or what?
 
2010-12-01 10:34:25 PM
Komplex:
Well no. White Southerners are a psychotic bunch and who knows what kind of shiat a white cop and bus driver would pull against an uppity negro. They could have gunned her down in the street and gotten a medal for it.


You know how I know you are a racist?

And before you post examples to prove your point, dont bother, Im sure you can find plenty, just as any other racist could find plenty of stories to support their bigotry against the racial group they dont like.
 
2010-12-01 10:38:35 PM
OrangeSnapper: BadAdviceGuy:
Still not the same thing. Rosa Parks took a stand against the unequal treatment between citizens in this country. The TSA scans and touches everyone like equals.

I see your point. Indeed now all of us can be mistreated equally. But since only a minority of people feel the need to fly, and fewer of us are required to regularly fly for work, it gets tolerated. Those in the majority are all too willing to sacrifice the rights of the minority to allay their fears, whether the fear of black people back then, or the fear of brown people today. It's just now we're PC about it so some old white folks get molested too, thus avoiding charges of racism.


Man, I never really thought of it that way before. You should really write your local politician to tell them that there is a government enforced method of punishing a minority based on the will of the majority. See if they can guess which one. Include a threat just to get your point across, I heard that helps.
 
2010-12-01 11:04:33 PM
Rev. Skarekroe: She should've been happy to sit in the back of the bus.
That's where all the cool kids sit.


That's what I always thought about the situation while I was going to school.

/so did my black friends.
//went to public school from '68-'81
///Arsenal Technical HS...look it up.
 
2010-12-01 11:53:05 PM
Thought I would share some facts.

1. blacks where not the first slaves
2. blacks where slaves by blacks before any other race enslaved them
3. blacks slaves by population total where treated better then any other slave race in history
4. blacks will not be the last race to be enslaved
5. blacks are still enslaved by blacks today
6. USA blacks do not have the same mentality as European blacks.
 
2010-12-02 12:12:13 AM
Greymalkin: Komplex:
Well no. White Southerners are a psychotic bunch and who knows what kind of shiat a white cop and bus driver would pull against an uppity negro. They could have gunned her down in the street and gotten a medal for it.


You know how I know you are a racist?

And before you post examples to prove your point, dont bother, Im sure you can find plenty, just as any other racist could find plenty of stories to support their bigotry against the racial group they dont like.


Oh please tell us how the Civil War wasn't about slavery.
 
2010-12-02 12:22:07 AM
Neruos: Thought I would share some facts.

Can I join in? Fact:

Neruos is an idiot.
 
2010-12-02 01:58:09 AM
DROxINxTHExWIND: itsfullofstars: KelvinTheClown: "My mother told me to be quiet about what I did," Ms. Colvin recalled. "She told me: 'Let Rosa be the one. White people aren't going to bother Rosa - her skin is lighter than yours and they like her.'"

From a New York Times article on Claudette Colvin, who did it first.

And Lizzie Jennings did it in New York city over 100 years earlier.


It's all about marketing.

Riiiight, and that's Rosa Parks' fault, so lets shiat on her memory by looking for ways to invalidate her experience. Did she have a stunt double go to jail for her?


"Remembering those who went before and learning the full history of the events that are packaged for us in easy-to-digest infortainment nuggets" is a bad thing. Got it. Thanks for cluing me in, D-bag.
 
2010-12-02 04:01:30 AM
Successful Troll: Don't really know what the big farking deal is about sitting in the back of the bus. Kids in high school love sitting at the back of the bus. It doesn't really matter where in the bus you sit, you still end up going wherever you're going to go. fark special rights for citizens. If I can sit in the back of the bus, so can you.

In Rosa Parks case, it wasn't so much about sitting at the back of the bus. She was on her way home from work, was tired and the bus driver ordered her to move so a white passenger could have her seat. The white passenger could have just as easily sat in the back of the bus, but Rosa Parks was ordered to give up her seat instead.
 
2010-12-02 04:19:36 AM
Komplex: Greymalkin: Komplex:
Well no. White Southerners are a psychotic bunch and who knows what kind of shiat a white cop and bus driver would pull against an uppity negro. They could have gunned her down in the street and gotten a medal for it.

You know how I know you are a racist?

And before you post examples to prove your point, dont bother, Im sure you can find plenty, just as any other racist could find plenty of stories to support their bigotry against the racial group they dont like.

Oh please tell us how the Civil War wasn't about slavery.


Oh please tell us how that has anything to do with what I wrote.
 
2010-12-02 09:59:47 AM
Greymalkin: Komplex: Greymalkin: Komplex:
Well no. White Southerners are a psychotic bunch and who knows what kind of shiat a white cop and bus driver would pull against an uppity negro. They could have gunned her down in the street and gotten a medal for it.

You know how I know you are a racist?

And before you post examples to prove your point, dont bother, Im sure you can find plenty, just as any other racist could find plenty of stories to support their bigotry against the racial group they dont like.

Oh please tell us how the Civil War wasn't about slavery.

Oh please tell us how that has anything to do with what I wrote.


Because that's usually the next step for people like you. And then you'll be talking about "State's Rights."

Stop hiding behind code words.

This is the way the world works, White Southerners spent generations oppressing African-Americans for their own gain. Because of their combination of bigotry and power, White Southerners reduced our awesomeness by about 100 years, think about it, NYC has subways that run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks in a year. Does Paris? No. Does London? No. Tokyo? Nope. Why, well a necessary (but not sufficient) cause was we kept Southerners out of it. They had nothing to do with it.

What do you get when you put Southerners in charge of something? MARTA.
 
2010-12-02 03:31:27 PM
Tumunga: Rev. Skarekroe: She should've been happy to sit in the back of the bus.
That's where all the cool kids sit.

That's what I always thought about the situation while I was going to school.

/so did my black friends.
//went to public school from '68-'81
///Arsenal Technical HS...look it up.


The cool kids went to Crispus Attucks in 68. Is Arsenal still a high school, or have they Shortridge'd it yet?
 
2010-12-02 03:32:05 PM
Life_in_LA: TRUE STORY:
I grew up in NY, and started my first year of college in Georgia. On the way back from the mall, new sega genesis proudly in-hand. I was sitting in the front of a packed bus, and when it stopped, an old black lady got on.

Of course, I stood up and offered her my seat. (she's an old lady!)

She looked at me in disbelief, sat down and started to CRY! And said she didn't think she'd see the day when a white boy would VOLUNTEER to give up his seat so a black woman could sit in the front of the bus.

When I was that age, I was sort of clueless about the whole civil rights struggle in the south, so I just sort of stood there, dumbfounded.


That is a cool story, man.
 
2010-12-02 04:10:52 PM
ExperianScaresCthulhu: Tumunga: Rev. Skarekroe: She should've been happy to sit in the back of the bus.
That's where all the cool kids sit.

That's what I always thought about the situation while I was going to school.

/so did my black friends.
//went to public school from '68-'81
///Arsenal Technical HS...look it up.

The cool kids went to Crispus Attucks in 68. Is Arsenal still a high school, or have they Shortridge'd it yet?


Oh yeah. They're actually making the thing bigger. The NFL is building they're NFC Superbowl indoor practice facility in the field east of the stadium behind #74.

IPS "Shortridged" the football programs at Washington and Manual, then sent the football players from those schools to play at Tech. I guess IPS is trying to build a football program to rival the Ben Davis's of the state.

BUT Shortridge is a high school again, and just had their opening basketball game a few days ago against Attucks...just like the olden days.
 
2010-12-02 04:11:48 PM
THEIR, not THEY'RE...jeeeesh.

I don't know why my fingers automatically type that stuff.
 
2010-12-02 07:14:43 PM
Komplex: Greymalkin: Komplex: Greymalkin: Komplex:
Well no. White Southerners are a psychotic bunch and who knows what kind of shiat a white cop and bus driver would pull against an uppity negro. They could have gunned her down in the street and gotten a medal for it.

You know how I know you are a racist?

And before you post examples to prove your point, dont bother, Im sure you can find plenty, just as any other racist could find plenty of stories to support their bigotry against the racial group they dont like.

Oh please tell us how the Civil War wasn't about slavery.


Oh please tell us how that has anything to do with what I wrote.

Because that's usually the next step for people like you. And then you'll be talking about "State's Rights."


People like me? Usually? Yeah I was spot on pointing out that you are a racist piece of shiat.

As for "States Rights" Im not even an American, so whilst I can work out what you are waffling about, the concept has no relevance or interest to me whatsoever. Way to leap to negative assumptions about an individual based on a group (even better since Im not part of that group.)


Stop hiding behind code words.

Which "code words" have I used? Go on, point them out for me.


This is the way the world works, White Southerners spent generations oppressing African-Americans for their own gain. Because of their combination of bigotry and power, White Southerners reduced our awesomeness by about 100 years, think about it, NYC has subways that run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks in a year. Does Paris? No. Does London? No. Tokyo? Nope. Why, well a necessary (but not sufficient) cause was we kept Southerners out of it. They had nothing to do with it.

See I would have liked to imagine you are trolling, but after that outburst of I am going to have to downgrade you to plain idiot.


What do you get when you put Southerners in charge of something? MARTA.

Remember what I said about providing examples to prove your bigotry? Your statement is exactly of the same level of racist hate as when some idiot says "What do you get when your put Africans in charge of something? Zimbabwe."
 
2010-12-02 10:35:20 PM
Greymalkin: Remember what I said about providing examples to prove your bigotry? Your statement is exactly of the same level of racist hate as when some idiot says "What do you get when your put Africans in charge of something? Zimbabwe."

It's really funny because you don't know what the locals say MARTA stands for.
 
2010-12-02 11:44:55 PM
Komplex: Greymalkin: Remember what I said about providing examples to prove your bigotry? Your statement is exactly of the same level of racist hate as when some idiot says "What do you get when your put Africans in charge of something? Zimbabwe."

It's really funny because you don't know what the locals say MARTA stands for.


Whilst it is true I didn't know off the top of my head, much as it is unlikely you would immediately know what I was talking about if I was referring to the Polly Pipe in Perth, the internet is our friend: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolitan_Atlanta_Rapid_Transit_Authority#Effec t s_of_race_on_expansion_and_funding

Other than giving you an excuse to further go off the actual point, that you are a racist scumbag, so what?
 
2010-12-03 07:17:46 AM
Greymalkin: Komplex: Greymalkin: Remember what I said about providing examples to prove your bigotry? Your statement is exactly of the same level of racist hate as when some idiot says "What do you get when your put Africans in charge of something? Zimbabwe."

It's really funny because you don't know what the locals say MARTA stands for.

Whilst it is true I didn't know off the top of my head, much as it is unlikely you would immediately know what I was talking about if I was referring to the Polly Pipe in Perth, the internet is our friend: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolitan_Atlanta_Rapid_Transit_Authority#Effec t s_of_race_on_expansion_and_funding

Other than giving you an excuse to further go off the actual point, that you are a racist scumbag, so what?


Right, White Southerners Politically and Institutionally screw over their African-American to this day, and I'm the Bigot for calling them out on it.

It's no wonder why the rest of Australia thinks of you guys as hillbillies.
 
2010-12-03 10:32:04 PM
Komplex: Greymalkin: Komplex: Greymalkin: Remember what I said about providing examples to prove your bigotry? Your statement is exactly of the same level of racist hate as when some idiot says "What do you get when your put Africans in charge of something? Zimbabwe."

It's really funny because you don't know what the locals say MARTA stands for.

Whilst it is true I didn't know off the top of my head, much as it is unlikely you would immediately know what I was talking about if I was referring to the Polly Pipe in Perth, the internet is our friend: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolitan_Atlanta_Rapid_Transit_Authority#Effec t s_of_race_on_expansion_and_funding

Other than giving you an excuse to further go off the actual point, that you are a racist scumbag, so what?

Right, White Southerners Politically and Institutionally screw over their African-American to this day, and I'm the Bigot for calling them out on it.

It's no wonder why the rest of Australia thinks of you guys as hillbillies.


How predictable that you would use negative stereotypes to justify your opinion, want a shovel to help you dig faster?

You are a bigot for your use of "White Southerner" as a homogenous group, as if they all possessed of the same attitudes, ie. millions of people. I in no way disagreed that many injustices have been perpetrated but your ridiculous grouping is the same as saying all Germans are Nazis.

Two wrongs dont make a right, just because someone else is a racist doesnt give you the freedom to be a racist and not get called on it.
 
2010-12-04 03:53:31 PM
Greymalkin: You are a bigot for your use of "White Southerner" as a homogenous group, as if they all possessed of the same attitudes, ie. millions of people. I in no way disagreed that many injustices have been perpetrated but your ridiculous grouping is the same as saying all Germans are Nazis.

If one sees evil and refused to stand up to it, isn't that a de facto agreement with the evil?
 
2010-12-04 05:40:32 PM
Komplex: Greymalkin: You are a bigot for your use of "White Southerner" as a homogenous group, as if they all possessed of the same attitudes, ie. millions of people. I in no way disagreed that many injustices have been perpetrated but your ridiculous grouping is the same as saying all Germans are Nazis.

If one sees evil and refused to stand up to it, isn't that a de facto agreement with the evil?


Oh please, you are not standing up to evil, you are whining in a fark thread. If that were a valid argument I could claim the same thing for calling you out. As above, two wrongs don't make a right.
 
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