So, the traumatized Florida students accusing the NRA of murder, and screaming “Burn her!” at a CNN Town Hall meeting, are like the courageous civil rights Freedon Riders of the early 1960’s, who faced violent white mobs, attack dogs, arrests and sometimes death?
But thanks for the false equivalence, Oprah. Here’s some background on the actual Freedom Rider movement, which was fought to enforce civil rights, not curtain them.
Oprah Winfrey appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday and said the teen Parkland, Florida shooting survivors at the forefront of a new gun control push are like the Civil Rights Movement activist of the 1960s.
“This is a moment. This is exactly what happened during the Civil Rights Movement where people … they were 18-, 19-, 20-years old, young people who said, ‘We have had enough. Enough,’” Winfrey told DeGeneres of the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and across the country who walked out of class this week in support of more gun control laws. “These kids are right there.”….
“These inspiring young people remind me of the Freedom Riders of the 60s who also said we’ve had ENOUGH and our voices will be heard,”….