Rosa Parks fought her civil rights battles the old fashioned way ... civilly, with dignity and grace! But what a lot of people don't know is that she wasn't the first person who refused to give up her seat on the bus ... she was just the first the movement decided they could get behind and support. Horace Cooper (a columnist for Townhall.com) contributes here. No matter how the movement started, it did right a great wrong. It's very unfortunate that the black community continues to blame those of us melanin-impoverished living among them for every ill they continue to face. Very few blacks are willing to stand up publically (with the exception of Bill Cosby on the left and most black Conservatives) and call people of all colors to take accountability for their actions and the results therefrom.
What I'd like to see now is others in the current movement following her example. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Kanye West, et al could certainly stand to take a lesson from the late Ms. Parks' grace and quiet dignity. ~ FMIL