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Happy Martin Luther King Day!

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Happy Martin Luther King Day! Dr. Martin Luther King, a man who believed in peace, equality, and unity for all races. It takes an extremely generous man who would knowingly risk his life for a belief that would influence a nation, and eventually many other nations around the world regarding race relations.

 

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(I'd say "first," but it's in bad taste.) I agree wholeheartedly. ^^^ Got the flag up outside. Gotta work, but I''ll recognize MLK Day how I can. We always have videos about Dr. King, ask the patients to write essays about him, etc. A great loss to our country. I believe his killers have never been caught--the man that went to prison for his murder could not possibly have been the only man involved. But that's a subject for another thread.

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Now generally Id make some tasteless comment about the dead. But not today. Nothing but respect to this man straight from yuck.

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Originally posted by GUILTY COUNTY

but you do have a MLK blvd. in almost every city across America

 

Notice how its always in the middle of the projects too?

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Thats why im here i guess. Takin it where no one else wants to. Except for Glik0 maybe. He really took it to the next level.:lol:

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In Houston, MLK Blvd. goes right through my old neighborhood.

 

I grew up in South Park, and the main drag was South Park Blvd. It ran south from MacGregor Park, and not too far away from the University of Houston and Texas Southern University, which was once "the" black university in Houston.

 

When the political movement started to name a street in Houston after Dr. King, there was some controversy about which street to re-name. There are a number of streets in downtown Houston with non-descript names like "Prairie" St., or "Capitol" St. that could have been renamed, but the people working to get a street named after Dr. King wanted the street to be in the most prestigious part of "black" Houston, and since South Park had been successfully integrated (well--let's put it this way--the racist housing segregation policies of the 1950's were broken in South Park in 1961. Then within ten years, about 95% of the white folks moved to outlying suburbs.)

 

So South Park was re-named MLK Blvd. It's a big street, a boulevard with two lanes each way and a lot of businesses, and centers of activity.

 

Houston is now a majority black city. Houston Independent School District is a majority black district, but the number of Latinos is greater and greater every year. Whites and Asians make up less than 16% of the school population, and about 31% of the Houston population overall.

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I live just a few blocks from an MLK BLVD and its pretty much the only place im very scared to deliver my products to. as a matter of fact, the massive projects on the street there are a definete "no go" for me.

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originally posted by GUILTY COUNTY

but on MLK day nobody wants to be black..wheres the justice?

 

maybe cause its not about being black, its about everyone being treated the same.

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Chicago was the first city to have a MLK street! in 1967 i think that was the year, correct me if im wrong:) Word to MLK!:) :cool:

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