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This weekend on "The Lawrence Jones Show," Lawrence Jones asked why David Dao, the man forcibly removed from United Airlines flight 3411, is being compared by some to famous civil rights figure Rosa Parks. Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955 for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger.
The first known comparison was made by Dao's attorney Thomas Demetrio, stating he had received emails from concerned persons to that effect. Soon, a number of tweets appeared on Twitter -- many of which are now deleted, Lawrence noted.
"I'm sure Black Twitter erupted," he quipped.
The Rosa Parks comparison is ludicrous because there was no arrest and "no racial discrimination," Lawrence explained. He pointed out that airlines treat everyone of every race with equal disdain.
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