Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Holiday

Monday was Martin Luther King Day in the USA.

He had a dream - and although black people no longer have to sit at the back of the bus, there's still a lot to be done. Sadly, in our selfish society, righting the many wrongs left undone isn't such an easy task. An example? It took a veto-proof majority vote in Congress before Ronald Reagan would sign the legislation creating the holiday in 1983.

Click here to read more on Rand's fabulous blog.

4 comments:

matty said...

...and hardly anyone but banks and the US Postal Service gets the day off as a holiday. When I was an HR Manager I used to have to make individuals who wanted to honor the day give up a personal day to take it off. Sucks.

And, I think many are still being forced to sit in the back of a bus --- but that bus is now a metaphore for US society.

Minge said...

It all went horribly wrong.

Ian said...

What were all those niggers worried about. I used to think the best seats were at the back of the bus - we fought over them on the way to school.

Minge said...

Who's pretending to be my boyfriend?