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October 31, 2005

Final Disrespect to Rosa Parks

Now, I don't know anyone in Rosa Park's family or their political leanings, but did they know that her body was going to be used as a political prop for George Bush and his cronies?

That just makes me sick to my stomach. If someone in my family passed away, I wouldn't let Chimpy or his cronies anywhere near the body. The Rude Pundit has a nice post on what's really going on in the Capitol Rotunda - metaphorically, of course.

Rosa was a champion of civil rights. Her activism started a whole movement that has done wonders for equality among African Americans and others. However all her hard work and the work of others like her could be nullified by someone like Sam Alito, who favors race-based discrimination.

ALITO WOULD ALLOW RACE-BASED DISCRIMINATION: Alito dissented
from a decision in favor of a Marriott Hotel manager who said she
had been discriminated against on the basis of race. The majority
explained that Alito would have protected racist employers by
“immuniz[ing] an employer from the reach of Title VII if the
employer’s belief that it had selected the ‘best’ candidate was the
result of conscious racial bias.” [Bray v. Marriott Hotels, 1997]


Of coure that didn't stop Alito from swinging my her coffin for a photo-op.

AmericaBlog ponders whether Rosa would vote for Judge Alito. Somehow, I really doubt it. She would vehemently oppose just about everything he stands for.

Rosa Parks does not deserve to be used as a political pawn in the Gee Oh Pee's grand plan to take away our rights. She deserves our respect and admiration for the great movement that she helped to start.

2 Comments:

  • At October 31, 2005, Anonymous tiny said…

    As if my vomit bucket weren't already overflowing.
    t

     
  • At October 31, 2005, Anonymous ellen said…

    I saw a staged photo of the chimp standing over Rosa's casket and I was put off by it, too. She deserves much better than that.

     

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