So you would think that in this day and age that U.S. states would be on board for celebrating MLK Day. Unfortunately, there are still many old white bigots in positions of power who think that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is not worthy of a holiday bearing his name, or who think that MLK is not worthy of his own separate day. Below are a couple of rather depressing facts.
- In Idaho, lawmakers did not believe that MLK was worthy of an official day in his honor. So they celebrate "Human Rights Day" instead.
- Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi celebrates MLK and the Confederate General, Robert E. Lee on the same day. Not a joke.
Maybe we need some protesting to rectify this? #BLM