A White Martin Luther King Day?
January 15, 2011, 11:34 PM
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Comedian Emo Phillips on Twitter:
I hope it snows! There's nothing quite so beautiful as a white Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Martin Luther King Day is on Monday, January 17. If you have the day off, you can read lots of interesting stuff about Dr. King on our website. There's not much else to do on the third Monday in January, which led Steve Sailer to question the wisdom of putting it on that date at all, (chosen  to commemorate Dr. King's January 15, 1929 date of birth)
"Martin Luther King Day is the least popular federal holiday-only 29 percent of employers give their workers the day off. Not many non-blacks care. This upsets African-Americans. Black comedian Chris Rock says, "You gotta be pretty racist to not want a day off from work."

The dead of winter, however, after Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year, is the stupidest possible time to offer another holiday.

To fix this, we should move Martin Luther King Day to the Friday before Labor Day to commemorate his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963 ... and, to give Americans a summer-ending four-day weekend."