A Forgotten Contribution. This is not a good news, but it's happy to know the discrimination is disappearing. do you know Rosa Parks? She is famous for refusing to obey a bus driver's order to give up her seat to make room for a white passenger in 1955. Soon Park's act became the symbol of resistance to racial segregation. Of course her action is not the only one of its kind. Here is another fighter: Claudette Colvin.
nine months before Parks event, Colvin, a 15 year-old girl, was similarly treated. we may be hard to imagine why the color matters so much, but the color was everything then. Though the 14th Amendment has legislated for many years, it obviously takes more time for people to believe in "all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights."
doesn't any ciscrimination or segregation exist nowadays? I disagree. what matters now may not be colors, but it can be salary, age, appearance...Power is always a privilege to some people only.
- Mar 05 Thu 2009 21:29