Monday, January 15, 2007


Today is the day that we honor the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Most of us get the day off. Many us spend this time doing no actual remembering of Dr. King's lifelong commitment to social justice and racial equality. So let's try it, for just a few minutes, shall we?

AFSCME has a great timeline up of the Memphis strike that King was visiting at the time of his death.

The United Food and Commercial Workers are right now fighting to get this day off for those workers in Tarheel, North Carolina. Now what do you think Dr. King's stance on the company would have been? Would have he have been on the company's side, or the workers? How would he have felt about the company's history of pitting racial groups at the plant against each other?

What do you think?

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