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Mattwall1 October 26th, 2014 12:02am

Would you consider the linked video about Rosa Parks to be accurate?

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RVA Uptown, Fan District, RVA
10/25/14 5:25 pm

Yes, but I'm not sure if she sang that soulfully while boycotting society ;)

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/25/14 5:24 pm

The last text over the video near the end seems optimistic, "went on to..." implies with some deliberate speed. It took a long time if you ask me. And with the "white rights" nonsense you still hear now and then, I don't think it has ended yet.

susanr Colorado
10/25/14 5:27 pm

True for both parts of that.

susanr Colorado
10/25/14 5:11 pm

Basically, yes, including the detail of the movable sign. The bus driver asked her (& others, I think) to move; she wouldn't; she was arrested; there was a boycott. The only thing I see that may not be completely accurate is the statement that it was

susanr Colorado
10/25/14 5:13 pm

the first action against segregation. It wasn't, but I think it was the first *effective* one.

I wonder who voted no, & why.

It's almost unimaginable to me that people were treated this way, legally, in the US in my lifetime.

10/25/14 5:16 pm

Sadly, there seem to be way too many willing to go back, even if piecemeal

kermie gaytopia
10/25/14 5:21 pm

I believe her experience, like most of history, has been romanticized. That's a pretty simplistic version of what happened.

susanr Colorado
10/25/14 5:25 pm

Well, yeah, kermie, and I have no idea if the "facts" that I've learned are really accurate, but it's true to what I know.

And yeah, Matt, there are echoes of that kind of marginalization in our society today, including treatment of LGBT folks,

susanr Colorado
10/25/14 5:25 pm

Muslims & others. Also the disregard by many for anti-discrimination laws. It's pretty sickening.