AT LEAST THEY LET ROSA PARKS ON THE BUS!

rosa parks 1955

Is history starting to repeat itself? Are we not learning from the mistakes of the past?
  
  
Almost 55 years ago, the following took place….(from Wikipedia)
On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks, age 42, refused to obey bus driver James Blake‘s order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. Her action was not the first of its kind: Irene Morgan, in 1946, and Sarah Louise Keys, in 1955, had won rulings before the U.S. Supreme Court and the Interstate Commerce Commission respectively in the area of interstate bus travel. Nine months before Parks refused to give up her seat, 15-year-old Claudette Colvin refused to move from her seat on the same bus system. But unlike these previous individual actions of civil disobedience, Parks’s action sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  
  
And now THIS……… IN ISRAEL 
  
  
Photo:Ofer Amram
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Egged bus driver to Ethiopian: No blacks allowed
Daniel Edelson  

Woman recounts humiliating experience in which bus driver told her, ‘Kushit, in Ethiopia you didn’t even have shoes and here you do, so why don’t you walk?’; Egged to investigate incident  

 A 23-year-old woman of Ethiopian descent claimed that the driver of an Egged No. 5 bus in Tel Aviv refused to allow her to board his bus because of the color of her skin.“When the driver saw me he said, ‘what, don’t you understand that I don’t allow Kushim (derogatory term for black people) on board? Are you trying to smash my door in? Were there buses in Ethiopia? Why don’t you walk? In Ethiopia you didn’t even have shoes and here you do, so why don’t you walk?’ I was shaking all over; I couldn’t even speak,” she said.

 Speaking to Ynet, Yedno Verka recounted last Wednesday’s incident: “As I prepared board the bus, the driver suddenly shut the door. I banged on the glass, but he ignored me. Then a young woman came running towards the bus, and he opened the door for her. I stayed close to her and boarded the bus.

 

 At this point Verka handed the driver the bus fair, but, according to her, he refused to accept it and said, “Kushit hold on, what’s your hurry? Since you (Ethiopians) made aliyah you’ve become arrogant.”

 Verka said she responded by saying, “You can’t treat me this way. Treat your mother this way.”

 At this point, she said, “He grabbed my skirt and yelled: ‘You don’t talk like that about my mother. A Kushit will not talk about my mother like that.’ I was afraid he was going to hit me, and explained that I did not curse his mother. But he continued: ‘Go back to Ethiopia! You are not even Jews; who brought you all here anyway? You’re ruining our country; you are a stupid people.’

Only then did the other passengers intervene and call the driver out for his racist behavior, said the woman, adding that the driver continued his tirade even after she made her way to the back of the bus.

 “I told myself that I would not cry in front of him. As we approached the college I rang the bell and got off. I couldn’t hold it in anymore and began to weep.

 “It was such a humiliating experience, and what scares me most is the thought that he’ll continue to act this way. I would sue him had jotted down the names and numbers of some of the passengers, but I didn’t even think about it,” said Verka.

 
 
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10 Comments

  1. August 12, 2009 at 08:19

    […] AT LEAST THEY LET ROSA PARKS ON THE BUS! « Desertpeacerosa parks 1955. Is history starting to repeat itself? Are we not learning from the mistakes of the past? Almost 55 years ago, the following took place….(from Wikipedia). On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks, age 42, …Read More […]

  2. August 12, 2009 at 09:02

    […] AT LEAST THEY LET ROSA PARKS ON THE BUS! « Desertpeacerosa parks 1955. Is history starting to repeat itself? Are we not learning from the mistakes of the past? Almost 55 years ago, the following took place….(from Wikipedia). On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks, age 42, … Read more […]

  3. Geroge Wanker Bush said,

    August 12, 2009 at 15:53

    And Israel has the gall to talk about anti-cementhead-ism!

  4. Cadavre said,

    August 12, 2009 at 18:24

    I guess Moses, given that he was Ethiopian, would not have been allowed on the bus either. The Hebrews, my friends, were Ethiopian – Ethiopians are, in fact, the descendants of the legacy Jew. I guess when Israelis learned their descendants weren’t even around when Noah cruised through the storm, they also learned to forget Jewish History.

  5. NotAnObot said,

    August 12, 2009 at 18:49

    So much for the only democracy in the middle east.

  6. Obama Yo Mama said,

    August 12, 2009 at 22:22

    All Jews are Equal, but some are more equal than others, eh?

  7. Aufzuleiden said,

    August 13, 2009 at 01:59

    … and this surprises us because? As said as the story is (sadly pathetic, to be sure), what really surprised me was that the driver didn’t call for security to come meet the bus and have the young woman arrested (read: shot in the street for resisting arrest). Next thing you know the bus drivers will be demanding the ‘right’ to carry side-arms to ‘protect’ themselves from these ‘aggressive’ passengers. Wait for it – you’ll see – the memos have already been submitted.

    Wie viel ist aufzuleiden!

  8. Lord Elon said,

    August 13, 2009 at 03:01

    Kush, meaning of the name Kush, refers to the term, ‘Nubian ruling powers’ if anything it his is unknowledgable thinking which has lead to him blessing her with reference to her Kin and class.
    Tis your unknowledgable thinking which has lead to you refering it as derogatory.

  9. Lord Elon said,

    August 13, 2009 at 03:03

    You could see ‘Nubian’ as ‘New Being’

  10. Don said,

    August 13, 2009 at 16:05

    Lord Elon, I hope you’re being sarcastic. Let’s look at the context. What if I said, “Hey! No jew-boy is getting on MY bus!” Would you say I was merely being knowledgable about blessing him with reference to his Kin and class? What if I said, “No nigger is getting on my bus!” Am I blessing them by referring to their Nigerian background? “No gook is getting on my bus!” Well, the Koreans call themselve “han-kook,” so I am merely being knowledgable? Lord Elon, please clear this up for us, so I don’t have to think of you as a tool.


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