Monday, January 16, 2012
THE IMPORTANCE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
What really gets me is how in the year 2012 a lot of people still think Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a holiday just for the black people because Martin Luther King was a black man that is not the case. Martin Luther King stood for equality for all people. Martin Luther King wanted a person to be judged by the content of their character not the color of their skin. If there were no Martin Luther King then there would not be integrated sports teams, schools, neighborhoods and work places. There would not be minority businesses, which are still surviving in this economy. Martin Luther King’s message made it where we have a minority President. I don’t understand when some people when they say enjoy your day off, it should be their day off too it is a federal holiday. Martin Luther King Day is a day of celebration a day for volunteering in your community. Here are some events that are going around the bay where you can go. Here are links for San Francisco http://savvycities.com/mlk-day-san-francisco-bay/ , Palo Alto, Mt View and San Jose http://milpitas.patch.com/articles/martin-luther-king-jr-day-around-the-bay-area , in Oakland, Berkeley and Union City http://milpitas.patch.com/articles/martin-luther-king-jr-day-around-the-bay-area
If you have the day off go and celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day maybe you will understand why this day is so important and learn something.