OT: R.I.P. John Lewis

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    A giant in the civil rights movement. And an American hero.
    Impossible shoes to fill.
     
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    One of the last links to MLK and non violent societal change
     
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    Well said, a true American Hero. Nice article in the Times...

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/17/us/john-lewis-dead.html

    I also really enjoyed the short segment he did on Letterman's "new" interview show. Letterman had President Obama on for a wide ranging interview and partway through Dave showed a clip of Mr. Lewis walking and talking with Dave on the Edmund Pettus Bridge into Selma. Was very poignant, as it connected the importance of those marches to the immediate goals of basic civil rights and ultimately to paving the way for the possibility of a Barack Obama as President.

     
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    Those guys took the worst that real racists could give out and never fought back. They stuck to their belief in non-violence. In the end they were the winners.
    A lesson for some of the radicals of today.
     
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    Interesting choice of words. It’s almost as if you’re suggesting there are no longer “real racists?
     
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    "Never, ever, be afraid to make some noise and get into good trouble, necessary trouble."
     
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    RIP John Lewis
     
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    Rest in Power. John Lewis chose never to Rest in Peace. (Although he had certainly earned that privilege.)
     
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    What’s bigger than a giant?

    That’s how I thought of him.
     
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    John Lewis said last year that our country was going the wrong way on race. Weird that now he isn't believable all the sudden.
     
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    Of course there are. But there are also manufactured ones. See people like Drew Brees, Jussie Smollet, the NASCAR noose or the ropes hanging from trees in an Oakland park which turned out were put up by African-American residents for exercise.
    It's not like back then when you walked down a street in Selma or Montgomery or Little Rock where you knew the majority of the people HATED you.
    There's a long way to go but race relations have come a long way since John Lewis, James Meredith and MLK. That's undeniable.
     
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    I didn't hear that but I would think that he might have meant things had improved since the 60's but the last 10 years or so things have taken a down ward turn. I would agree with that.
     
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    Yes, that is what he meant, but he still thinks race relations is a big problem. one of his last public acts was visiting BLM plaza in Washington D.C. and saying how moved he was.
     
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    Tico,
    Pay attention. The question was asked if I thought there were still real racists. What was the first thing I said? Of course there are. What these people did was reprehensible.

    But things don't have to be manufactured. Is Drew Brees a racist because he says that he would never kneel during the National Anthem because of the sacrifice of his grandfather during WW II? Of course not but you would have thought that he was a combination of Robert Byrd, George Wallace, Orvil Fabus and William Fulbright all rolled into one by reactions.
    Look at the reaction to this thread. I'm the OP! I'm the guy that started this tribute to John Lewis!!! But since I don't believe 100% of all these accusations there's something wrong with me and imply that I support real racist actions.

    You really want to quote Shaun King? Isn't this the guy that said all imagery of Christ and other Christian figures need to be removed because they are depicted as white?
     
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    Way to take things out of context. I'm not saying it's right but the Kentucky Governor is white. It was a protest for 2nd Amendment rights. The event had absolutely nothing to do with race.
     
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    Rest in Power Mr. John Lewis. Job well done. Thank you for your sacrifice, bravery, and perseverance during the Civil Rights Movement and beyond. The true embodiment of a legend. We have lost a National treasure.
     
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    Tico was baiting , surprised his post is still standing
     
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    His ignorance of what is and isn't protected free speech should stand.. as long as he knows a thing or two about football and roots for Rutgers. You know what.. I think I'll remove my reply to him... this thread is about a great man who died after all.
     
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    A true American hero and Icon. Wow 2 civil rights stalwarts gone on the same day.
     
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    I must have missed something. Who was the other?
     
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    The other was Cordy Tindell known as C T Vivian who also died here in Georgia a day before John Lewis.
     
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    It’s a bygone era.
     
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    John Lewis was a real hero.
    I'm gonna be sad for a while over this one.
     
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    He was a diminutive man at 5'6" yet he was a giant.
     
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    it looks like they're gonna rightfully change the name of the Edmund Pettus bridge to the John Lewis bridge.
    How appropriate.
     
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    Great news and well deserved.
     
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    Thoughts and prayers
     
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    Mr. Lewis was a part of American history that brought about change and his life should be an example to all when fighting for what you believe is raised.
    Rest in Peace John Lewis ,you were part of an era that fought for their rights so future generations shouldn't have to fight for theirs
     
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    Awesome eulogy by Obama.
     
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    If awesome means divisive and untruthful in your world, then yes
     
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    Hilarious you calling someone "divisive".
     
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    Since he is now in the ground and Obama "went there".. I will say John Lewis was a great man who eventually got used by his "colleagues" in the increasingly radical black caucus. Obama shamed him by being so political during his eulogy.
     
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    When you have people like Obama stoking the flames it’s to be expected. Sad that he turned his funeral into a political speech
     
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    All living presidents did a great job except you
    know who. A chance for him to show some respect but that's not in the DNA of a Narcissist.
     
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