Wrong on Rosa Parks

Bangkok Post - - OPINION -

Re: “Equal­ity an il­lu­sion”, (PostBag, Nov 12).

Rosa Parks, a black woman, was or­dered to give up a seat on a bus in Mont­gomery (not Selma) Alabama on Dec 1, 1955, to a white pas­sen­ger (as re­quired by the then lo­cal reg­u­la­tions).

By re­fus­ing to do so she pro­vided one of the ini­tial sparks of the Civil Rights Move­ment. The re­sponse of the bus driver is not recorded but I doubt it was any­thing like what Mr Wong says.

The quote comes from Or­well’s An­i­mal Farm, a satire on Stalin’s Soviet sys­tem and it reads “All an­i­mals are equal but some an­i­mals are more equal than oth­ers”.

PRZEMO KRANZ

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