Rosa Parks sat down at the front of a bus and received the wrath of the racists among her. Rose Hamid stood up at a Donald Trump rally and received the same wrath from the racists among her. Two different incidents at two different times in American history, same racist outcome.
Rose Hamid, a 56-year-old flight attendant, told CNN that she went to the rally wearing a t-shirt that read “I come in peace” because she “figured that most Trump supporters probably never met a Muslim so I figured that I’d give them the opportunity to meet one.”
When Trump claimed that Syrian refugees fleeing violence in Syria were affiliated with ISIS, Hamid and a friend stood up from their seats. Soon enough, security came to escort her out. The crowd, as it is wont to do at a Trump rally, saw the opportunity as a pulpit to better explain their candidate’s foreign policy ideas, telling Hamid to “Get out” and shouting “You have a bomb, you have a bomb,” she says.
“The crowd got this like, hateful crowd mentality as I was being escorted. It was really quite telling, and a vivid example of what happens when you start using this hateful rhetoric and how it can incite a crowd, where moments ago [it] was very kind to me.”