Thursday, July 22, 2004
Get on the Bus: 100 Years Before Rosa Parks
On the mornings I board the Q101 bus from Queens to Manhattan, it’s not uncommon for the majority of my fellow riders to be people of color. This is an unremarkable observation in 2004 New York where integrated buses are hardly news...thanks to Rosa Parks and her spontaneous act of bravery.
Well, that’s what we’re taught, aren’t we? However, to buy into the Rosa Parks mythology* not only involves ignoring some crucial history about 1955, it erases the name of Elizabeth “Lizzie” Jennings from Big Apple lore.
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Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Some good advicehttp://www.sexandgutsmagazine.com/pinas_envy.htm (a poem of mine on-line) Share
Tuesday, July 20, 2004
Can you believe what he said?
“Am I prepared to go get them before they get us if we locate them and have sufficient intelligence? You bet I am. I will never allow any other country to veto what we need to do and I will never allow any other institution to veto what we need to do to protect our nation.”
(that would be Kerry, not Bush)