CODY4U saidall he did was buy a doll. calm down.
""I see so much negativity being shared through social media that this is my way of bringing a little balance, at least to my friends," Willis said. "To know we've touched people beyond our immediate community is both humbling and awesome."
Rosa Parks didn't just take a seat on a bus. A major retailer is eliminating "Boys" and "Girls" toys, they are now gender nonspecific. We should all have that freedom. I played with my sisters Barbie doll....and GI Joe (Ken was a wuss even then). Also Tonka trucks, model cars, and Erector building sets.
Rosa Parks was risking her life by not giving up her seat. Segregationists were crazy and there was a real risk that she could have ended up dead by standing her ground, so I really have to disagree with this comparison.
Toys are small time compared to that sort of situation.
Granted. Toys are a small affair. Her risk was much greater.
"Tired as she is, Mrs. Parks walks past the first few — mostly empty — rows of seats marked "Whites Only." It's against the law for an African American like her to sit in these seats. She finally settles for a spot in the middle of the bus. Black people are allowed to sit in this section as long as no white person is standing. Though Rosa Parks hates the segregation laws, and has been fighting for civil rights at the NAACP for more than 10 years, until today she has never been one to break rules."
With Thoreau and "Civil Disobedience" there is a chain of thought. Civil disobedience is the active, professed refusal to obey certain laws, demands, and commands of a government, or of an occupying international power. Or conventional society.
She was a hero. She probably was one well before the incident in the 10 years at the NAACP. I'm sure she did small things first. But we all have that in us, big or small measures can have a meaningful impact. There is a bit of a hero in all of us.