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06:32 PM on 01/19/2013
Amazing man!

RIP
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06:30 PM on 01/19/2013
Courage Defined:

**Quality of being brave: the ability to face danger, difficulty, uncertainty, or pain without being overcome by fear or being deflected from a chosen course of action.**

Mr. Hood's actions were the very definition of courage.

RIP.
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DerrickRoseFAN4real
05:59 PM on 01/19/2013
they were two good-looking people from viewing this photo back in the day. nevertheless though, we still endure racism to this very day. only difference is, is that it comes in various shapes, fashions and forms, and it is not so much as being publicized due to certain laws that exist to prohibit such, and also due to today's society is non-tolerant and non-acquiesce of it. in other words and in laymen terms, people ain't taking that mess today, just to plainly iterate it. having said that, I thank you, sir, for your advocacy and paving the way. rest in peace.
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11:34 PM on 01/19/2013
unfortunately, white people will never accept black people as equals. doesn't matter how much money they have ,etc. they will always be inferior
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Mike Keohane
12:04 AM on 01/20/2013
That's the quite the bleak outlook you have.
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DerrickRoseFAN4real
01:16 AM on 01/20/2013
amen to that. i so concur! what a sad world we live in.
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jcabowers
People are more important than money
05:06 PM on 01/19/2013
A member of an truly brave generation of people who challenged us to change for the better. Will be missed
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kirkewilliams
06:35 PM on 01/19/2013
No really.
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SweetestTaboo
04:59 PM on 01/19/2013
And 50 years later, we still have those who would seek to stand in the doorway of progress for blacks and all minorities.

Thank you Mr. Hood. I am glad you lived to see the first black President, which proved that your shoulders served as a leg up for those that came behind you.

RIP great warrior. You deserve it.
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Aissatou Sunjata
Absurdity, NOT the new Black!
08:02 PM on 01/19/2013
What is sad, my opinion only, we forget those who came before and if we remember, it is only after reading about them and probably they are dead. There are those who don't know the shoulders they stand upon, and those who only realize someone after they die. I am not responding so much to your sentiments, we all, I hope agree are entitled. It is just that we seem like the willows in a wind that can only go so far in that he is dead and hopefully he knew himself to be a warrior before we now declare him so. Be Well. I do agree, if only for different reasons.
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Kim Ciszek-Kane
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01:17 AM on 01/20/2013
on point
DollyDrake BYN
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04:54 PM on 01/19/2013
You very quietly fought the good fight and for that you are appreciated...RIP sir.
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thm7jas
04:52 PM on 01/19/2013
RIP
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04:42 PM on 01/19/2013
I am very sorry to hear this. My condolences to his family and friends. I remember my parents talking about James and Vivian, although I was too little (five) to understand all the implications. I simply knew they had done something incredibly brave, and my parents were cheering about it. They had always hated Wallace, and I couldn't understand prejudice or racism at all. Still can't-- it doesn't make any sense.
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foreverhippie
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11:17 PM on 01/19/2013
It never did, and never will. They don't teach 2 different anatomy classes in med school; only 1. We are all the same.
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12:35 PM on 01/20/2013
Thank you. I entirely agree.
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knorman1969
04:40 PM on 01/19/2013
Thank you Mr. Hood for going in a door in order to open more for everyone else. May you rest in peace.
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04:36 PM on 01/19/2013
This man and his friends had genuine courage. I remember many of these episodes....Rosa Parkes...I remember particularly LBJ "sacrificing the Democratic vote in the South" to help emancipate the racially abused. RIP Mr Hood.
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Norman6661
06:12 PM on 01/19/2013
Thank you sir! Dr. Hood and Ms. Malone along with LBJ represent the best of America. Sad all 3 died too young!
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denisenews
04:24 PM on 01/19/2013
Job well done, Mr Hood.
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Jan Shoemate
04:17 PM on 01/19/2013
my hero...rip
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salamanca1
We'll never run out of stupidity
03:58 PM on 01/19/2013
Mr. Hood registered with a military guard. That happened when I was in third grade. And to think many "conservatives" try to claim that the only racists in the U.S. these days are black people.
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Ever ranting against injustice!
05:17 PM on 01/19/2013
Denial of history is characteristic of American racism, as it has been for centuries. While thousands of documented cases of torture and death of blacks at the hands of bigoted whites exist, rightwingnuts insist that white racism is a myth. When recounting racial outrages, only riots originating with blacks are ever mentioned. This shameful legacy will almost certainly never be acknowledged, much less atoned for, and without it, things will never truly change.
03:33 AM on 01/20/2013
Yes.
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03:50 PM on 01/19/2013
Of course, my thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Hood's family during this day of mourning.
Having said that, a lot of what this man did, honorably, along with others in the civil rights movement many decades ago, are today, being fought against by the Repugnant-can right wingers, those that today are against equal opportunity education, voter rights, equal access to jobs, the ability to unionize in the workplace,to housing, to health benefits, etc. People of color, excluding "white" of course, have lost nearly all of the little wealth they accumulated prior to the economic collapse caused by Wall Street Greed! Again, rich, greedy, "white" men.
Look around you, Repugnant-cans, along with their right wing ideology, are today making nearly every effort to thwart everything that was gained during the civil rights era!
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Kim Ciszek-Kane
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01:24 AM on 01/20/2013
they will tell you that they're 'entitled' from birth by being white and they will never give anything up to any other race so I have very little hope that racism in this country of the U.S.A will die.