From the Post:
Sherron Goffigan, 36, arrived at the memorial with nine of his classmates from a military school in Petersburg, Va. “We just wanted to stand around the monument ,” Goffigan said, “and just reflect on his legacy and the things that he has done — not just for African Americans but for people in general.”So King is one of the “great men who has lived on this planet?” Seriously?
People sometimes use the King holiday as a day off work, Goffigan said. “I tear up when I think about his life. This was one of the greatest men who has lived on this planet. He gave his all for people, and somebody took his life away and cut him short.”[ A keeper of Martin Luther King’s legacy, by By DeNeen L. Brown , January 17, 2016]
I’m unsure about the age of this person who attend the event with "classmates" (it’s probably a typo), but disagreeing with such a sentiment would undoubtedly call down an anathema from the powers that be.