How Ironic Is That

The day I start talking about segregation, Rosa Parks passes away.

Call her “the woman who refused to get up,” but I’m sure Rosa Parks had no idea what her tired feet and frustrating treatment would lead to on December 1, 1955.

December 1, 1955, was also the beginning of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which lasted about a year. Blacks refused to ride the buses in Montgomery, Alabama, until November 13, 1956, when the U.S. Supreme Court declared segregation on buses unconstitutional. Despite its embarrassing and often pathetic history, America is still, by far, the greatest country in the world, no matter what color you happen to be.

It’s been quite a day.

7 Comments on “How Ironic Is That”

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  2. One Salient Oversight

    Ironic? More like magic I think.

    Don’t talk about segregation any more – more civil rights leaders may die, such as Louis Farrakhan.

    Um…

    I suppose it *might* be alright to keep talking about it…

  3. Tim

    ROFL=Rolling on the floor laughing. I think Jake of Mission36teen.com made it up if I’m not mistaken. It’s been spread throughout the Instant Messaging world, and has really affected blogs…perhaps it needs an entry in the wikipedia online encylopedia?

  4. Jake

    Actually, Tim, “ROFL” has been around much longer than me. The one I started was “BHODL” – Banging Head On Desk Laughing.

    While instant messaging Alex, I usually find that “ROFL” doesn’t do justice to how hard he makes me laugh.

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