MLK Day and Black History "Month"

Dennis Putnam dap1 at BELLSOUTH.NET
Sun Jan 15 14:30:27 MST 2006


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At 01:56 PM 1/15/2006, you wrote:
>Greetings!
>Since today is MLK's real birthday, I thought I'd send a message to 
>the group on that topic. This year is the first year that the county 
>we live in is legally observing MLK Day. (This holiday was imposed 
>on our county this past spring. Up until then, only *4* county 
>workers opted to use their "floating holiday" to be off on MLK day. 
>Now MLK is one of the county's mandatory paid holidays and there is 
>no longer a floating holiday. That's real democracy and freedom, 
>huh?!) I'm just wondering, with this newfound "freedom," what we're 
>supposed to do ... like, what is part of a traditional MLK Day 
>celebration???  SNIP

Seems to me we need to work on eliminating MLK's birthday as a 
holiday else be called hypocrites. After all, like Jesus, MLK was a 
preacher too.



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