Saturday, June 09, 2007

the fight for equality on a New York bus

On the busses in New York, I saw something that surprised me: the very best seats on the bus have a sign on them that says "if a handicapped or elderly person gets on the bus, please give this seat to them". Perhaps someday true justice might prevail as a given in our society, but for now we have these signs. It is my hope, my dream (to borrow from MLK), that someday, when an elderly or handicapped person steps onto that crowded bus looking for one of those seats, that someone will have courage - the courage of a Rosa Parks - and say ", I'm sitting here!" Then our society will start to know true equality across all dividing lines...


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