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Not too many years back, a neighbor (Republican) in the rural, neck of the woods, where I live, was very angry... Why, you might ask? Because of MLK day, her housekeeper told her, she could not come to work (January 20th) in order to attend MLK observance, in and near her church. Paraphrasing, Ms Republican's response: ‘My (N word) maid is leaving me in the lurch today so she can celebrate her (N word) holiday.’ I know this is but one ignoramus’ response, yet; it’s one that I witnessed and believe it ubiquitous (permeating) throughout GOP land. thinkingblue

More Here: History of Resistance to MLK Day
PS: For the Corporate Personhood, this day is just another capitalistic opportunity…

‘Jan. 19, 2014, 7:22 a.m. EST
‘I have a … deal’? How retail hijacked MLK Day
The civil-rights icon now used to sell clothing, parties and cocktails

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  •  Tip Jar (5+ / 0-)

    A search for truth will find injustice!

    by thinkingblue on Sun Jan 19, 2014 at 08:36:35 AM PST

  •  I grew up in Alabama (2+ / 0-)
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    Pinto Pony, mookins

    during the last days of Jim Crow. That system of legalized segregation and discrimination got brought down, but the racism and the sense of white privilege and entitlement did not. It is still very much with us. The outrage is not just about King's birthday but also about anything else that threatens the sense of privilege. We have certainly seen abundant evidence with the first black family to be the occupants of the white house. I think that the building needs a different color of paint.

    The people like the woman mentioned in the diary who make such blatant statements of resentment or the racist posters at Tea Party rallies probably do represent a minority of people at this point. However, the privilege connected with being white permeates the structure of the society and its institutions. The people who claim the advantage of it are not limited to Republicans.  

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