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Rosa Parks’ niece slams comparisons of United passenger to iconic aunt

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Rosa Parks’ niece slams comparisons of United passenger to iconic aunt

Urana McCauley, the niece of Rosa Parks, says that it’s ridiculous to draw comparisons between her aunt and United Airlines passenger David Dao.

“Is Dr. Dao the modern-day Rosa Parks? I would say: no,” McCauley said, via TMZ. “Unfortunately, what happened to Dr. Dao is definitely wrong. I mean, it was definitely a mistreatment of him. But as someone who is her niece and grew up with Rosa Parks, and knowing her on a personal level, knowing all that she endured and what black people in this country had endured at that time, I feel that you cannot compare the two.”

–Doctor says United flight was more ‘horrifying’ than leaving Vietnam–

“What Dr. Dao is going to do is probably change the policy of United Airlines, but actually, what my aunt did was change history,” McCauley continued.

She then added, “A lot of people love to compare themselves to her or like others, but there is no comparison. And just on a personal level, because I grew up with her and know what she endured personally that a lot of times the public does not know — these things weren’t in a textbook, the death threats my aunt was getting all the way up until 2000.”

“You can’t say that the same thing that happened to him is the same thing that happened to people like my aunt, who helped change history forever,” she concluded.

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