Yeah, I realize that Rosa Parks is considered as the mother of the civil rights movement by many. And by virtue of this title, she's considered a saint if not almost angelic. However, every-time I look at the above picture of that now famous mugshot. I can't help but to think that at the police station after being arrested processed, that she had a few choice words for the cops in the building. I mean I would have, so quite naturally... yeah... I'm sure she peppered those racist cops with a few "kiss my black ass," lines in a Della Reese voice.
What Rosa did was remarkable, and should never be forgotten by anyone. People often say that she didn't do a damn thing but sit down because her feet hurt. But I'd like to think that she took a seat for equality, and gave visibility to a movement that was beyond its infancy. An act from which many of black folks benefit by sitting at the back of the bus shit talking as we all now choose to do, without giving a second thought to what our ancestors endured.
Fannie Lou Hamer, you should have sat on a bus and black kids today would know about you and all you have done. But that's cool, with everyone chipping in, we'll get that monument in your honor built down in Mississippi any day now [details here].
Lastly, while I big up Rosa and name drop Fannie as honorable mention. Allow me to bring another civil rights icon into the mix. I don't know if the people from WikiLeaks read my blog. But assuming they do, I have a request: Can you do a brotha and black America a favor by releasing the FBI sealed documents on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? Yeah, and also a leak of Dr. Dre's "Detox" album wouldn't be a bad idea either. With a black president in office, I wouldn't think release of such info to be a threat to national security, no?