i just saw on the news that rosa parks died.
she is important for many reasons and people smarter than me can write about them.
i can tell you why she means so much to me: whenever i've had conversations, arguments, discussions or out-and-out fights (with my family, the fights) about racism, i usually said this phrase: "rosa parks is still alive." i have written that sentence on this blog, i'm fairly certain. i'll check later. her being alive proved to me how close we all are to the vortex of all change in the US regarding civil rights and how little time has passed -- how we must be patient and fight the good fight. so, now what can i say? may she rest in peace.