January 19, 2010 1

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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Oh hey, it’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Yesterday I read in the student newspaper that it was proposed at the State College Borough council meeting to rename a prominent street after Martin Luther King, Jr. Wait, what? I seriously thought it was a joke (you’d only really get it if you live here). This immediately made me think of the Chris Rock joke: “If a friend calls you on the telephone and says they’re lost on Martin Luther King Boulevard and they want to know what they should do, the best response is ‘Run.'” It would be pretty damn funny to have a Martin Luther King Boulevard, usually associated with the bad part of town, in State College, PA, the safest big town/little city in America. But seriously, this really makes no sense, yet no one is going to say anything out of fear of being labeled “racist” or not wanting to promote diversity. I have to wonder if it’s like where I work, when someone comes in with an off the wall idea and you tell them “sure, sure, that’s a great idea, we’ll do that!” then immediately forget about it as soon as they leave.

One Response to “Martin Luther King, Jr. Day”

  1. Sara says:

    We have a MLK Boulavard here. I'm wondering which one they'll pick. I'm pretty sure they're all named for people at this point, besides College Ave, which would be wierd to change.

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