Tuesday, December 27

The War on MLK Day

Isn't about time somebody addressed this? The man was a Christian, after all.

A quick check of the suburban school districts surrounding Indianapolis finds one in session January 16th, one with "early dismissal", one not listing the holiday but noting it as a "make-up day, if needed", two more with no school due to "Teacher Record Day" or "Professional Development Day", two listing the day as a holiday "unless used as a snow make-up day", and one with the wrong date.

I admit that's a better record than just a few years back when only the big urban districts observed the day, but still...where are the culture warriors on this one?

2 comments:

D. Sidhe said...

Well, the problem is, see, he was, you know...
A Christian, yes, but, you see, well...
How to put this delicately? I'm sure the collective Bill O'Reilly and John Gibson works could offer something relevant, perhaps from their stylish "NOLA" line that was all the rage so recently.

Honestly, though? They would point out that he was an adulterer and a commie-symp. The next best thing to a satan-worshipping traiter.

Marion Paquin said...

Strange. Down here in the buckle of the Bible Belt in Oh-So-Red-State Georgia MLK Day is a big-time holiday, schools are closed, parades... Well, after all, I guess he was one of ours after all. However, I defy ANYONE to find a Martin Luther King Street, Avenue, Lane, Way, Boulevard, etc., etc., etc. that isn't slap in the middle of what used to be or still is the ghetto.