g8trz2003 Posted September 16, 2003 Share Posted September 16, 2003 Jesse Jackson spoke at Furman University (my college) last nite. I did not attend (I wanted to see the hypnotist! lol). Plus, I dont wanna hear that guy's crap. Anyway, the speech was about Martin Luther King Day. As Greenville County, SC is the only county in the U.S. (I believe) to not recognize MLK Day as a paid holiday. This is actually almost comical because Jesse Jackson is from Greenville. He is always speaking in front of the city council, calling for a vote. And he repeatedly gets outvoted in the city council. Now, before people freak out on me, I need to explain why I feel we should not celebrate Martin Luther King Day. Yes, MLK did a lot of great things for blacks, minorities, and society in general. But, how does Martin Luther King get the only holiday in the United States named after a single person. There is no George Washington Day. No Thomas Jefferson Day. No Abraham Lincoln (ugh) Day. No Susan B. Anthony Day. No Cesar Chavez Day. The only holiday for a single person is Christopher Columbus Day (which is only recognized by banks and DMVs pretty much). MLK did a lot. But how can you leave Cesar Chavez out? How can you leave Susan B. Anthony out? There are many minority activists besides MLK. If there is to be a paid holiday, it needs to be Civil Rights Day. I dont even think MLK would want the holiday to be named after himself. Too many other people worked hard for their rights for it to be named after 1 man. Those are just my feelings. Oh yah, I almost forgot to tell yall. My friend was going over to his mailbox, and bumped into Jesse Jackson. Jackson asked him what he felt about MLK day, and my friend Adam p*ssied out. He said he agreed with him. I would like to think that I would have stood up to the "Reverend" and said what I just typed here, if it would have been me who bumped into him. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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