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Jan 17, 2011
 
what is your opinion of closing our schools and government offices to observe mlk?
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MLK day is a day we should all remember. This man spoke of non violent ways to change this country. He was an example to whites and blacks on how to take a stand for what you believe in without violence. Regardless of race he was brilliant and should be recognized for his peacful ways.
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Jan 17, 2011
 
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MLK day is a day we should all remember. This man spoke of non violent ways to change this country. He was an example to whites and blacks on how to take a stand for what you believe in without violence. Regardless of race he was brilliant and should be recognized for his peacful ways.
Well spoken and well put. Smartest thing ive seen someone say on here..
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I just don't get it. Violence and riots followed MLK and his speeches every where he went yet everyone talks about how nonviolent he was. What was he saying to his followers that got them so riled up and rioting in the streets and burning down their neighborhoods? Of course that isn't MLK's fault, he wasn't responsible for his followers rioting in the streets but it always happened everywhere he went and spoke. I have only heard parts of the I have a dream speech and what parts I've heard of the speech had nothing that would incite riots.

I'm not being rude or insinuating anything but this has always made me question why he was always referred to as a peaceful man as his followers burned down their neighborhoods after his speeches. Is there something I am missing? Please don't reply with a smart ass answer because I am not trying to be rude I am just asking a question because I don't understand.
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Marting Luther King Jr. was a great man, and a very wise man. If you question why people behaved as they did back then, research it. I am proud to teach my children about MLK and what he stood for and I am a white woman. This man was wise beyond his years and saw a world that we could only dream of. He hoped to inspire tranquility and peace to a nation of unrest. No one race is any greater than another. No one human is any better than the next. The choices we make, the life we live, the words that come out of our mouth. That is how others define us. I urge you to look up his "I Have a Dream" speech and listen to ALL of his words. He wasn't just talking to the black people or the white people. He was talking to the whole human race. If only there were more people to dream as he did and to try and change the world. Those who do try are mocked and cursed today, just as he was back then. Check out the speech and do some research. You will see why this day is such a big day. God bless you.
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in my opinion it is some of the young black men and women that express more violent behavior towards white people because they cannot let go of the past and don't want to live peacefully they think something is owed to them. well just take a look at who the new minority is today. i have older black freinds that know how to treat people , black or white but the younger generation don't care,they think it is not cool to have white freinds so the trend continues. and have you ever thought of what would happen if we had a white history month, or white scholorship fund, what would the reaction be? Desrimination?
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wondering wrote:
I just don't get it. Violence and riots followed MLK and his speeches every where he went yet everyone talks about how nonviolent he was. What was he saying to his followers that got them so riled up and rioting in the streets and burning down their neighborhoods? Of course that isn't MLK's fault, he wasn't responsible for his followers rioting in the streets but it always happened everywhere he went and spoke. I have only heard parts of the I have a dream speech and what parts I've heard of the speech had nothing that would incite riots.
I'm not being rude or insinuating anything but this has always made me question why he was always referred to as a peaceful man as his followers burned down their neighborhoods after his speeches. Is there something I am missing? Please don't reply with a smart ass answer because I am not trying to be rude I am just asking a question because I don't understand.
It was not his followers that created the violence. It was the whites that were threatened by the peopel simply sitting where they had a right. It was the whites that were threatened by change. They didn't want the black man to have equal rights because then they would have to share the wealth. I am a white woman and I have always felt I was no better then the next person but the truth of the matter is whites are scared shitless that they might not be the superior race. MLK simply showed people how to make change and it was those that didn't want change that started fires and turned fire hoses on pretesters. It was not the protesters that started those riots it was the idiots terrified by there smart thinking that started those riots. Do some research and watch some videos from the news casts and tell me again who started the violence.
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Martin Luther king Jr was one of the worst things to ever happen. He is the reason the blacks are so mean, he is the reason that racism is still as bad as it is today, and even 75 years from now when not a black is left from the old days, the kids will still hear the stories from there ancestors and still have the hate.

We always celebrate Martin Luther king day at our home by watching repeats of family matters with Steve urkel, buying a bucket of KFC, drinking orange slice, wearing Fubu, and giving the middle finger to any black we see that day. Happy Martin Luther king day.

Oh and obama's birthday will be made a holiday in 20 years since it's in august and is right between July 4th and labor day.
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I'll be celebrating Robert E LEE birthday.
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Jan 15, 2012
 
Why is it that George Washington and Abraham Lincoln (BOTH GREAT PRESIDENTS) have both their birthdays combined for Presidents Day and IT IS NOT A NATIONAL HOLIDAY, and Lincoln even ended slavery and a so called preacher that supposedly slept around, had extra marital affairs and the FBI even kept very close tabs is granted a NATIONAL HOLIDAY? Not saying he did not have a good vision and could work a crowd into a frenzy but Washington and Lincoln did too.And to all the comments about Obama being a BLACK president, have you never seen pictures of the lady that carried him and gave birth, both halves of him count, not just one.
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I be tired of all you honkies keeping us down! It's getting so's a 21 year-old single mother with 6 kids can't even live on the paltry welfare you gives us!
Where be the love? I shows up three days late for work and the man fires me! How do you expect a brother to party every night and keep a job where they expect you to show up at 8AM? Half the time, I ain't even home by then!
When I throws muh trash out the window, no one even picks it up! Lazy honkie city workers!
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I wonder how white people feel about Martin Luther king day if they have ever had a dangerous encounter with a black such as rape, murder, assault.
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If it weren't for James Earl Ray there wouldn't be a holiday.
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Did my annual tradition, ate a bucket of KFC and went to the black cemetery and took a dump on a blacks grave.
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Jan 17, 2012
 
I dont think it should be a holiday.. Just my opnion..
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I tried to celebrate the holiday honorin' the brutha and the proud heritage of my people by robbing a bank....but they all be closed on Bro Martin's birfisday!
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Workaholic wrote:
Marting Luther King Jr. was a great man, and a very wise man. If you question why people behaved as they did back then, research it. I am proud to teach my children about MLK and what he stood for and I am a white woman. This man was wise beyond his years and saw a world that we could only dream of. He hoped to inspire tranquility and peace to a nation of unrest. No one race is any greater than another. No one human is any better than the next. The choices we make, the life we live, the words that come out of our mouth. That is how others define us. I urge you to look up his "I Have a Dream" speech and listen to ALL of his words. He wasn't just talking to the black people or the white people. He was talking to the whole human race. If only there were more people to dream as he did and to try and change the world. Those who do try are mocked and cursed today, just as he was back then. Check out the speech and do some research. You will see why this day is such a big day. God bless you.
This man humiliated his family by having multiple affairs while out speaking. Oh, that's right, you people think that is perfectly okay and not worth mentioning as long as the person believes what you believe (like Clinton and his "hard cigar" lol) Violence followed him everywhere because he didn't attempt to stop any of it and he could have as the people looked at him as a messiah the same way they look at Obama as a messiah. They followed what he taught and violence followed him. Does that make sense to you? Maybe the violence got a yes nod behind closed doors sort of like Pelosi's bribes got a yes nod behind closed doors for Obamacare. Equality for everyone should be a given and it's good that he brought that to the attention of the world. But he was not a role model for the young generation to look up to. Everybody always talks about racism as if only white people are racist. What if...MLK were a white man preaching the same message? Would we be celebrating a day in his honor now? Don't think so, do you?

I believe his intentions were good but as far as being a role model for my young children...not so much.
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I dont think it should be a holiday.. Just my opnion..
Look he is a very important Guy and great man Yes I'm White
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There are many important men and women who have done great things without violence playing a part in the great things they accomplished. OJ Simpson was greatly admired by the Black community and still is and even though he was a great football player his violent and questionable past cancels him out. I saw just how racist some people really are (that claim to fight against racism) when Al Sharpton complained about a Fox News guy having a bigger rally at "their" MLK grounds. They do not own MLK any more than they own and control the n word. Blacks are just as racist if not more so than the white people
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Jan 18, 2012
 
If OJ Simpson had been found guilty in 1995, the blacks said they wanted to start a race war in Los Angeles and encouraged every black to do the same, I will never forget the minute OJ was acquitted the blacks went nuts with excitement and it threw out anything Martin Luther King ever stood for in his preachings. I still believe someday the blacks will go to war with the whites in America, what happened in 1992 when the white cops were acquitted of beating the black guy a year earlier, proved that the blacks will get the whites in the end, Obama has helped ease the war with the blacks and whites, but if rich white boy Romney defeats Obama, it could be 1992 all over again with the blacks going after whitey.

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