School openings on MLK holiday upsets civil right activists

Jan 21, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: NJ.com

Some schools in North Jersey are open today, despite the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and the decision is upsetting some civil rights activists.

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Since: Mar 12

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Jan 21, 2013
Every year schools have been using Dr.Kings holiday for "Makeups" It shows the lack of respect for what he worked and gave his life for....equal rights for all!!!!! For all who think his work is complete...think again there is still plenty of work to do!!!! Pick another holiday for your "makeups" or take a day from"spring break"
eddie

United States

#2 Jan 22, 2013
I agree
newswatch

Clifton, NJ

#4 Jan 22, 2013
eddie wrote:
I agree
How about being open on Veterans Day!
Felis74

Irvington, NJ

#5 Jan 24, 2013
bwhite22 wrote:
Every year schools have been using Dr.Kings holiday for "Makeups" It shows the lack of respect for what he worked and gave his life for....equal rights for all!!!!! For all who think his work is complete...think again there is still plenty of work to do!!!! Pick another holiday for your "makeups" or take a day from"spring break"
Agreed.
Racist hater

Fort Lee, NJ

#6 Jan 24, 2013
Harold1000 wrote:
Happy Robert E Lee Day.
What have these people done with what king got for them, Very little, Still running in gangs killing each other, Crime and fulling up our prisons. Blacks have more of chance today to make something out of themselves and most just live off the government do drugs and booze and blame the white man for their short comings. Quit whining go to school and get a job the hard working white tax payer is paying for all of it you have nothing to loose.
King died for nothing.
Clearly racism still goes on today.
eddie

United States

#7 Jan 25, 2013
Yeah still goes on sad I accept everyone though
eddie

Covington, GA

#10 Jan 25, 2013
Your just racist point blank you wanna be us that's why you hate we showed you we can be anything in this world you just can't except that we are strong and smart and you are a fool god got a place for you
eddie

Covington, GA

#11 Jan 26, 2013
People
Should keep an eye on
You .you hate black people .you should seek help, If you were man enough you
Wouldn't hide your name on topix discussions black is beautiful
Trustory

Fair Lawn, NJ

#12 Jan 26, 2013
As hateful as this gentlemen's wording comes across statistically it is unfortunately accurate. Numbers do not lie and although there are many people if different races who are involved in illegal activities, sponge off the government and just generally do not lead productive lives it seems as though Mr.Kings' efforts in many cases is not appreciated and taken for granted. Instead of using his legacy as inspiration many have developed a sense of entitlement in this country. Nothing comes for free, right? Well unfortunately it seems a large portion of this population does not feel this way because their ancestors were mistreated and enslaved they should now live off "the white man". Every nationality and race if researched can find a time in history when they were oppressed. This is not a pass for future generations to continue the cycle. We must be responsible for our own individual actions and behaviors. If it sounds racist so be it if you live in a predominantly African American community then by all means the schools if time allows in the yearly schedule should observe this holiday if not then its not the be all end all. As a parenent if you feel the public school system has failed to do so it then becones the families individual responsibility to educate their children about the people in history who have sacrificed for our benefit. I personally am tierd of the race card being played.
eddie

United States

#13 Jan 26, 2013
Y'all jealous of black people lol
eddie

United States

#14 Jan 26, 2013
We have everything bigger and better small guys the ladies love us ldb lol
Citizen

Fair Lawn, NJ

#17 Jan 27, 2013
Harold1000 wrote:
<quoted text>Other than a brain.
good response... So true. It would be so much more affective for someone like this to brag about something of substance but that would be a lie at the end of the day. In all reality the truth isvobviously to much for some to bare so let mr.ed live in his fantasy world in which he belongs to the superior race.
eddie

United States

#18 Jan 27, 2013
Whatever y'all say I could care less I love everyone white black or whatever color and don't try to make them look bad we all need prayer because nobody is perfect y'all need to stop bashing black Americans for selling crack your the reason they get rich y'all buying it smoking it too
newswatch

Clifton, NJ

#20 Jan 28, 2013
We are all God's children and we should think like that everyday. Crime is committed by all. He who is without sin cast the first stone.
Felis74

Irvington, NJ

#21 Jan 28, 2013
As far as African Americans, (and to a greater extent, Africans), being the most hated race on Earth, haters are admirers in disguise, as it is a known, scientifically-proven fact that mankind originated in Africa. :)
eddie

Rock Hill, SC

#22 Jan 28, 2013
That's what I'm saying crime does not have a face there's someone in every race that lying cheating and stealing
Intrigued

Fair Lawn, NJ

#25 Jan 28, 2013
Felis74 wrote:
As far as African Americans,(and to a greater extent, Africans), being the most hated race on Earth, haters are admirers in disguise, as it is a known, scientifically-proven fact that mankind originated in Africa.:)
i can only speak for myself. If I do not like someone or something the last thing I am is an "admirer in disguise". That reverse psychology may work in some areas but not here in this discussion today. As for the topic that is being debated here it was said best a few posts past. Numbers do not lie and the saddest facts reelect the majority of the crimes commuted are black in black. Therefore who really hates who? What's up with the self hatred? How about getting rid of the bs braggadocio nonsense and narrcasistic attitude. We can talk all day about were mankind originated but where did it evolve? Definatley not Africa my friends?
Felis74

Irvington, NJ

#26 Jan 28, 2013
Intrigued wrote:
<quoted text>i can only speak for myself. If I do not like someone or something the last thing I am is an "admirer in disguise". That reverse psychology may work in some areas but not here in this discussion today. As for the topic that is being debated here it was said best a few posts past. Numbers do not lie and the saddest facts reelect the majority of the crimes commuted are black in black. Therefore who really hates who? What's up with the self hatred? How about getting rid of the bs braggadocio nonsense and narrcasistic attitude. We can talk all day about were mankind originated but where did it evolve? Definatley not Africa my friends?
I'm reading through your post, and you can't even spell, don't you have spell check or something?:)
eddie

Covington, GA

#27 Jan 28, 2013
Was that for me?
eddie

Covington, GA

#28 Jan 29, 2013
Learn how to spell ,you slow I bet they probably picked on you as a child

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