Quote from SharonH, RN
LOL, oh no you didn't!
I doubt Bush would have went to Rosa Parks' funeral even if "Chuck and Cammy"(now that's funny) hadn't been in town. I mean, who are we kidding here? He would have looked like a big ole' giant hypocrite as far as I'm concerned since he has not exactly been a friend of the civil rights movement. As a matter of fact, I'm pleased that he didn't poison the whole thing with his presence as it would have been nothing but a political ploy anyway. Love ya, Tweety!
I take strong exception to the comments that it would be hypocritical for Bush to attend Parks' funeral. It might be inappropriate for Bush to attend a function of the NAALCP (nat'l assoc for adv of liberal colored people) - but only because they are a political party. But Parks is a national figure and to lump her in with a political viewpoint is disrespectful - to HER.
In fact, Bush has done more for minorities, black in particular, than any President since Lincoln (another Republican, imagine that). Unless, of course, you count lip service and platitudes as being more meaningful than action.
Bush has named more blacks to prominent positions, but more importantly, gave them his ear and respect, than any other President in history. But then, they aren't liberal so that makes them oreo Uncle Toms.
Bush's education and housing initiatives have helped to create a larger black middle class with each passing year. But then, blacks that try to rise above poverty are shirking their culture.
There's nothing wrong with being liberal, no matter your race. But the same holds true for being conservative. To say otherwise is the bigoted point of view. Let's be clear here - there's nothing wrong with being liberal and black, but there is something wrong with believing that ONLY black liberals are true to their heritage.
I agree that Bush has been the bane of liberals everywhere, of every race. But to construe that as being somehow racist reveals the stereotypical views of those that espouse that opinion. I'm not referring to posters here, but the article and the slant mentioned.
Like I said, I take strong exception. But my remarks are not out of bounds to a legitimate debate. There is nothing wrong with strong debate, especially about opinions that are strongly held.