MLK Day disagreement

Full story: The York Daily Record

The Northeastern School Board's discussion Monday regarding the calendar for the 2008-09 school year prompted a debate over the role of two holidays.

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Sparky

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Mar 10, 2008
 
Tammy wrote:
Obviously MLK did nothing for Black America. Most are uneducated due to their own choosing, unemployed again to their own choosing, hence they are simply useless humans.
you are "DING BAT" give if you have at least one brain a break!!! what manual labor are you doing? or should I say Hard Labor!!!!!!!!

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Mar 11, 2008
 
Tammy wrote:
Obviously MLK did nothing for Black America. Most are uneducated due to their own choosing, unemployed again to their own choosing, hence they are simply useless humans.
MLK did nothing for Black America, are you serious? Please find a book, encyclopedia or something, that is one of the most ridiculous comments I have heard. But in regards to your last part of your comment you are correct. Anyone who chooses to be uneducated and/or unemployed by their choice is useless, but that does not just stand for Black America, thats America as a whole. When are we going to stop saying one race does this, another race does that? I mean come on, just as there is "black unemployment" there is "white unemployment." There are educated black people and educated white people, education and employment does not exist in color but in people.
LDW

Camp Hill, PA

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Mar 11, 2008
 
Someone should really come and do an article about the simple minde racist pigs that still exist in this county.
Sparky

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Mar 11, 2008
 
Looky Here wrote:
Here is a nasty truth, with out the evil white man, MLKs legacy would be Nada, he needed proactive politically connected whites to make his movement happen, blacks forget about that. Now blacks champion Obama being a black man and maybe our President..but he comes from a white woman, so don’t start planning an Obama holiday being the first black President yet my friends.. Also, since when is it racist to question something? Sorry, but like some of the posts in this area have stated..while MLK was important to a small part of America, he by no means is deserving of the WEEKS of education our children must endure (to appease political agendas) yet not talk about some of those who are more important to our history and get NO Mention. Guess what? Andrew Carnegie did far more for blacks than MLK ever did. Wanna hear a real kicker? George Bush has helped fight AIDS in Africa and has saved more lives there in his pro-active treatment focuses than any Al Sharpton are Jessie Jackson effort… Funny how reality works with what is created.
MLK day will never be celebrated in my house, there is no reason to...MLK did great things sure, he helped America mature, but that’s it. He also had A LOT of help. So what do you all want? We have; MLK day, we have Kwanzaa now,(a FAKE racist holiday we must now all put up with), there’s February which is Black History month, there is Juneteeth, there’s all kinda black centric festivals that whites must pay for via taxes in some fashion or another.. when will this pandering stop?? We need to bring back a holiday for Washington, a man that is the father of this nation, and did a lot with a little.
you do not have to put up with anything. don't read it, don't worry about it. it isn't for you to like or dislike. who give a rats A-- about what you think or you type worry about ST. PATRICK's DAY who ST. WHAT oh those little GREEN things "peoples.
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Mar 11, 2008
 
Southern Hick wrote:
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Try spell checking your document and learn proper grammar. Your lack of efficiency proves you are uneducated.


I think that I can and have done vwry well with my "GRAMMER" at 76 years old didn't finish high school, but I am still here. hasn't been on welfare but I am still here.
worked for everything that I have. have done good for "many different peoples. and GOD has kept me here. what about you Mr. EDUCATED, EDITORIAL get you a Job with a publishing company. where it may serve your purpose. with me you are an "IDIOT....
wondring

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Mar 18, 2008
 
Phil wrote:
Dear Wondering: Do not attempt to secure a position as a writer. Stick with picking cotton as your ancestors did. And do not give up your mule, especially with the exorbitant price of gasoline.
Pick your momma up of the street corner. you might just save lots of men from AIDS. you peoples stop rapeing children at school get another active please. and don't wear no cotton apparel. it just might be some that I picked!!!!! did you get an itch????? beside you get my point wheather am a writer or not. I think I smell DOG.) oh gas is high so I use you Daddy back for my mule, he make a good one you need to try him.
The Queen Of My House

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Mar 18, 2008
 
I am appalled with YDR for even posting this NON-newsworthy story. The man simply stated his opinion about MLK Day. He didn't sound racist or insensitive for that matter. He was simply making an observation.

However, YDR does know that a simple story like this will insite public commentary and racial intolerance. So 71 comments later, the melee continues..........NEXT!

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Jan 4, 2009
 
Apple wrote:
I do understand your frustration, and everything that you are saying is really not that serious. After all we as parents teach our children what we want them to learn and know. So all this bull about Santago honoring this or that day what does it matter, after all they are all DEAD!! We waste more time making "mountains" out of "molehills" and calling the race card. What we all should be worrying about is if you would die today or tomorrow who will you be standing before?? It sure won't be Dr. King or any of the DEAD PRESIDENTS!! Besides if you want your child to know about history who is the best person to teach them but you yourself!! No hard feelings just keeping it REAL!! Peace. <quoted text>
I agree with you 100%. When its all said and done this will be so trival. Well said Apple.

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