Wrong on Rosa Parks
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”.