Today was a national holiday in celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Diversity committees were formed, classes were cancelled and events were planned for the university community.
Except staff. Staff had to work.
I don't understand a day when we're all supposed to be celebrating but many people are not afforded that luxury. Celebrate diversity! Rejoice in the progress we the people have made! Re-energize as a community to continue the fight for peace and equality! Be sure to bring your sack lunch because this is all on YOUR nickel, not ours! Peace Out!
It's the year 2006 and we have a National holiday chock-full of activities we are not allowed to attend. It's the year 2006 and our nation is in the midst of a war we are not allowed to question because to ask the hard questions is irresponsible partisanship that demoralizes the troops and lets the terrorists win. It is the year 2006, and we are still mired in a two-faced "do as I say and not as I do" kind of existence that is both tiresome and insulting.
We the people. But which people?
Freedom of speech. But which words?
It's the year 2006. Take a look around.
We have a long, long way to go.