For those who believe racism does not exist….
For those who believe we are in a “post racial society”…
For those who think that African Americans are overreacting, and keep living in the past.
This week, Judge Arnette Hubbard was spat on and struck by a business owner in Chicago.
Here is a judge. The highest level one can achieve in the legal profession.
Granted, she was not on the bench in her official capacity.
She was standing in public, as a silver haired, older African American woman. Minding her business. Smoking her cigarette.
And she was subjected to insults, being struck in the face, and the most degrading thing I think one human can do to another (short of rape) – she was spat upon.
The best part? This ignoramus, this “business owner” called her “Rosa Parks”
Rosa Parks, the civil rights icon.
Rosa Parks, the woman who, while minding her own business on a bus in the year 1955, launched a movement.
Clearly this was not meant as a compliment; but a reminder of where her place should be – at the back.
Ironically, we are having the same discussion 60 years later.
What was it all for?
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964…here is a perfect example of why these laws are still needed.
Because in some folks minds…we will never be equal.
No matter how hard we work. No matter how much we achieve.
A judge was hit and humiliated.
Simply because of her race.
See what happened here