Today is federal holiday, a unique one. Today is Martin Luther King Day, the only oficial national holiday in honor of a single person. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are forced to share one holiday, President’s day. Millions of living veterans are lumped together for Veterans Days. Not even one of our nations most honored dead heros, have a singular holiday.
So does this mean that King was the singular most significant figure in American history? And if so, why is there such dearth of King coverage and why are so many Americans so uninformed about King?
Consider this quote:
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
Anybody who dares to quote King or has the nerve to advance King’s vision of color blind society is denounced as a racist. At one hand we profess to honor King, all the while we repudiate him. No wonder King is such blank to so many and why his hoiliday is little more than day without mail.