i hope all those white women in the background realize that they have been documented into history as the ugliest bitchiest people of all time
I think I’ve read somewhere that the white girl who’s shouting later tried to reconcile with the woman and she was basically crying white tears like “omg I’m so sorry I’d never do that to you I was stupid my friends and family know me as a good person they know that I’d never ever do such a thing” and the woman got mad and stopped talking to her and the white woman was like “why are you so bitter”
????? YOU WONDER WHY?????
Oh there she is, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazel_Massery
In 1998, Massery told The Guardian, “I am not sure at that age what I thought, but probably I overheard that my father was opposed to integration…. But I don’t think I was old enough to have any convictions of my own yet.” Later in life she changed her mind; she had thought of Martin Luther King as a “trouble-maker”, but realized “deep down in your soul, he was right.”
“One of the fascinating stories to come out of the reunion was the apology that Hazel Bryan Massery made to Elizabeth Eckford for a terrible moment caught forever by the camera. That 40-year-old picture of hate assailing grace — which had gnawed at Ms. Massery for decades — can now be wiped clean, and replaced by a snapshot of two friends. The apology came from the real Hazel Bryan Massery, the decent woman who had been hidden all those years by a fleeting image. And the graceful acceptance of that apology was but another act of dignity in the life of Elizabeth Eckford.”
Can now be wiped clean?
Soon after, the friendship began to fray as Eckford began to believe Massery “wanted me to be cured and be over it and for this not to go on… She wanted me to be less uncomfortable so that she wouldn’t feel responsible anymore.” Massery also began to revise parts of her story to present the photo as an isolated incident (when she’d been involved in racist dialogue after it) and attempted to avoid implicating her family as a source of racial views. The friendship quietly dissolved in 1999, and she retreated from the public eye, speaking of her public actions as a mistake.
Since the friendship ended, Eckford has spoken of Massery as being exhibitionist and profiteering, and a “born-again bigot”
She sure sounds like a bigot. You go Ms. Elizabeth Eckford. Whereas for you Ms. Hazel Massery, you haven’t learned a thing.
Why do we keep having to say “white” women (I mean, they are obviously white….but that is besides my point)? Why can’t we just say those “angry hearted” women or the “hate filled” women in the background of the picture? I know that the main point of this picture is racism but if we want to stop racism, and view everyone as equal (or at least attempt to move forward), we, as modern citizens, should stop labeling people as “black” and “white”. It works both ways. They are just wicked girls treating another girl awfully like the bullies they are all because of skin color… it really is sad. I pray those mean spirited girls learned to respect life and people of all colors. (And know that they are labeled as the most hateful jerks and bullies in history books forever) Take the first step in bringing everyone closer together, try not to label people using color. Instead of saying, “that black girl”, or that “white boy”, just say girl or boy. :)