I remember a local Mayor being condemned by the Reverend Sharpton and the mainstream media as being a racist for not allowing the city employees to take the MLK holiday off with pay! The reality was that the Mayor did not want to give the city’s union employees another holiday but rather they could chose to take MLK Day or Columbus Day or what have you.
Having worked in the private sector I have never had MLK day as a holiday! As the Grandfather of two grandkids of color would be nice to think that they could at least be offered the choice of taking or not taking this day. Even better if they grew up in world that just saw them for the two beautiful and smart little kids that they are!
And that is all I’m going to say about that!