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  •  It is a holiday for government entities, but (2+ / 0-)
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    milton333, TheDuckManCometh

    not for others. But then, neither is "President's Day". (I'm old enough to remember when Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays were celebrated separately and on the correct date.)

    In my last job, many of my African-American friends scheduled vacation days on MLK day- an act I appreciated and supported. And I'm proud to say my fellow white people did not make one disparaging comment about the Day or the day off.

    I hate when I hear some jackass white person make a big deal about MLK Day being a "black holiday". As if being a member of the top class of every social grouping left you just the same as nonwhites. As if recognizing the individuality of your fellow countrymen was some sort of joke or condescension.

    If you don't like it, spend that particular day in Arizona. Take a vacation and give us one at the same time.

    I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it. - Paul Krugman

    by Gentle Giant on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 11:57:46 AM PST

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    •  Wasn't a holiday for him either (1+ / 0-)
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      Gentle Giant

      when he was working -- instead of making it an actual transit holiday, the transit district threw in an additional floating holiday (floating holidays replaced President's Day and Veteran's Day as well; only official holidays are New Year's, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas) on negotiation with the union. Buses run on regular weekday schedule with the exception of some rush hour service and supplemental school service.

      "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

      by Cali Scribe on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 01:14:38 PM PST

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