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Do you think MLK deserves a day of recognition?

I posted this in answers so that people can answer truthfully without being identified. I have heard quite a few people say that Martin Luther king Jr does not deserve a day dedicated to him. But I have never heard a reason for this opinion. Do you think he deserves a day? If not, why not?

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:23 PM on Jan. 17, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • Yes! If you have seen all the videos etc. you would think so too.

    Answer by stummegirl at 3:26 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • Of course

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 3:27 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • Yes he does. He did a lot to help with world peace.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 3:30 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • definitely.

    Answer by TMJ121099 at 3:34 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • Answering anon because I have a reason why I don't agree with it. I'm not racist, so please don't think that. He was truly an inspiration for the black rights movement and he did help us as a society be where we should have been all along. BUT, why don't we know or celebrate any women's rights activists? Or any activists for gay people? There are thousands of people who spend their lives trying to better the living situations of others. Mother Theresa doesn't even have a day, so what makes this one man who I'll admit was a huge help to the black rights movement anymore worthy or important than the next activist?

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:37 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • Women's rights activist... we could use some reconition for that but not gay activists!! I would make my son go to school on that day if I could!! MLK deserves a day of reconition or we wouldn't have one.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:40 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • I have always been supportive of MLK Day and I still am.

    I have to say anon 37 makes a good point why dont we celebrate those people, but then again can you imagine how many holidays we would have if we celebrated every single thing out there? I think that is why we tend to have things like black history month, breast cancer awareness month, etc. We celebrate and recognize on a larger scope all those who were a part of the major changes in our history.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:42 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • Yes he does.

    Answer by tha-hawt-mommie at 3:52 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • First anon poster here, not the OP though. 3:40, what makes you think that anyone is a second class citizen? Women should have rights. Black people should have rights. But gay people shouldn't? I don't understand how someone can say that only certain people should be allowed to live without being treated like a person. Gay, straight, black, white, yellow, bi, young, old. It should be everyone has the same rights or no one should. You can't pick and choose who to treat like a human being.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:00 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

  • I don't really think so. There are people who have done just as much, if not more for this country, and they haven't received a special day. It has nothing to do with race, I'm not racist, I just don't find it fair to others who get no recognition.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:05 PM on Jan. 17, 2010

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