Is MLK Day worthy of national holiday/recognition...perhaps some others that may be more deservant?

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Posted: 1/21/2013 8:11:47 PM

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Posted: 1/21/2013 8:16:42 PM
They should have Asian Holidays       





   
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Posted: 1/21/2013 9:02:56 PM
Just idiot blk people who think thy are entitled to garbage
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Posted: 1/22/2013 4:23:56 AM
i dont see the problem with the holiday...  

I was not alive during his time, so hard for me to say...

but I dont know why some people get raging mad about the topic... I mean you can literally see the steam coming their ears..
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Posted: 1/22/2013 8:31:26 AM
Easy answer. NO!
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Posted: 1/22/2013 10:46:30 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by austintx11:

Just idiot blk people who think thy are entitled to garbage


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Posted: 1/22/2013 12:08:58 PM
Great man who did great things. Holiday warranted? Not sure because there were other great people who did great things. Since I'm not a govt employee I don't get the day off but if I was a govt employee I definitely wouldn't refuse the day off.

I do think the "black factor" has something to do with it. My reasoning...

Who is the one person who has his baseball number retired by every team in the Majors. That guy was a great player and he broke down barriers and he was brave but I would say what Pat Tillman did was braver. Shouldn't Tillman have his number retired too?
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Posted: 1/22/2013 12:20:20 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by canovsp:

Great man who did great things. Holiday warranted? Not sure because there were other great people who did great things. Since I'm not a govt employee I don't get the day off but if I was a govt employee I definitely wouldn't refuse the day off.

I do think the "black factor" has something to do with it. My reasoning...

Who is the one person who has his baseball number retired by every team in the Majors. That guy was a great player and he broke down barriers and he was brave but I would say what Pat Tillman did was braver. Shouldn't Tillman have his number retired too?

Valid point I suppose but Pat Tillman is a reach a s ar as on field accomplishments.LOok at Roberto Clemente greaat player and died doing a humantarian deed but was also a outstanding player

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Posted: 1/22/2013 12:29:45 PM
Ghandi was a great man of peaceful disobedience.  MLK saw the power of peaceful protest through the actions of Ghandi.

I wonder if India has a national holiday for Ghandi?

MLK was not only a leader of great social change in the USA but he became a martyr through his assassination.  One could argue, had he not been assassinated, he might not have attained the greatness he has today.  
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Posted: 1/22/2013 3:19:38 PM
MLK deserves it. But one thing is for certain, if Jesse or Al get assassinated, they don't deserve garbage.
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Posted: 1/22/2013 3:25:37 PM
anytime we can get a day off for whatever I'm for it..................... 
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