Black People : Is the Bush Administration using the passing of Rosa Parks as a policial opportunity?

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With our sister Rosa Parks laying in honor in the Rotunda, Washington D.C. (the 1st woman to be honored in this fashion), and with flags scheduled to be flown half-staff on her burial Wednesday.....I'm pleased to see our warrior ancestor get the recognition she deserves. Sister Parks has received honor from thousands of visitors (mostly black), while in Washington & Alabama. Most of these are ordinary people, who recognized how her actions opened doors for them. She has also been honored by celebrities like Oprah Windrey; and Aretha Franklin; to Politicians like Donald Rumsfield; Condoleezza Rice, who was quoted as saying, "without Mrs. Parks, I probably would not be standing here today as secretary of state"; and of course the president: George W. Bush. Although there is no doubt that many of the people honoring sister Parks are doing so honestly. The sceptic in me can't help but wonder if the likes of George Bush, Donald Rumsfield, and Condoleezza Rica are using this unfortunate event as a political opportunity? The Bush administration has a horrible track record dealing with the African American community, this record has further diminished after their handling of Katrina. I am further doubtful that an administration which seems to have such contempt for Civil Rights Laws, can truly appreciate the role of Rosa Parks. Am I alone in this opinion or does the rest of the family agree with me?
 

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panafrica said:
With our sister Rosa Parks laying in honor in the Rotunda, Washington D.C. (the 1st woman to be honored in this fashion), and with flags scheduled to be flown half-staff on her burial Wednesday.....I'm pleased to see our warrior ancestor get the recognition she deserves. Sister Parks has received honor from thousands of visitors (mostly black), while in Washington & Alabama. Most of these are ordinary people, who recognized how her actions opened doors for them. She has also been honored by celebrities like Oprah Windrey; and Aretha Franklin; to Politicians like Donald Rumsfield; Condoleezza Rice, who was quoted as saying, "without Mrs. Parks, I probably would not be standing here today as secretary of state"; and of course the president: George W. Bush. Although there is no doubt that many of the people honoring sister Parks are doing so honestly. The sceptic in me can't help but wonder if the likes of George Bush, Donald Rumsfield, and Condoleezza Rica are using this unfortunate event as a political opportunity? The Bush administration has a horrible track record dealing with the African American community, this record has further diminished after their handling of Katrina. I am further doubtful that an administration which seems to have such contempt for Civil Rights Laws, can truly appreciate the role of Rosa Parks. Am I alone in this opinion or does the rest of the family agree with me?


No, you are not alone Pan. I certainly believe that Rosa Parks was deserving of this honor. But I couldn't help but wonder, so now are Black people supposed to think that all is right in our world, because the Bush administration decided to honor the sister in this way? I think not... A more meaningful way to honor her memory, would be to start governing this country in a manner that respects her people as actual American citizens. Not as descendents of slaves who are merely pests that need to be placated when they occasionally get tired of being treated as such, and rise up in unity enough to cause major problems to the powers that be....
 

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panafrica said:
With our sister Rosa Parks laying in honor in the Rotunda, Washington D.C. (the 1st woman to be honored in this fashion), and with flags scheduled to be flown half-staff on her burial Wednesday.....I'm pleased to see our warrior ancestor get the recognition she deserves. Sister Parks has received honor from thousands of visitors (mostly black), while in Washington & Alabama. Most of these are ordinary people, who recognized how her actions opened doors for them. She has also been honored by celebrities like Oprah Windrey; and Aretha Franklin; to Politicians like Donald Rumsfield; Condoleezza Rice, who was quoted as saying, "without Mrs. Parks, I probably would not be standing here today as secretary of state"; and of course the president: George W. Bush. Although there is no doubt that many of the people honoring sister Parks are doing so honestly. The sceptic in me can't help but wonder if the likes of George Bush, Donald Rumsfield, and Condoleezza Rica are using this unfortunate event as a political opportunity? The Bush administration has a horrible track record dealing with the African American community, this record has further diminished after their handling of Katrina. I am further doubtful that an administration which seems to have such contempt for Civil Rights Laws, can truly appreciate the role of Rosa Parks. Am I alone in this opinion or does the rest of the family agree with me?

Condelezza Rice was out buying clothes and shoes while blacks were dying out in New Orleans. And other than that statement she has done nothing to show that she even cares what is going on with the black community. So I personally think it's a bunch of bull along with along with anything Bush says.
 

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my memory is bad...........

but didn't Parks vote republican?
and doesn't she bear a striking resemblance to C Rice?
or is it just me?
 

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jamesfrmphilly said:
but didn't Parks vote republican?
and doesn't she bear a striking resemblance to C Rice?
or is it just me?
You should just :killpc:
 

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