Sadly the day that is supposed to commemorate one of the most profound social shapers of our century, has been reduced to nothing more than another opportunity for commercialism, consumerism and above all else capitalism to make a profit.
Mankind has a way of fundamentally coring anything that once had purpose, soul, light, or signficance.
The day was fought for by many, who at the time thought it was the RIGHT thing to do. Which it absolutely was, however given the outcome perhaps the protests and the boycotts exacted to get the day would be better served trying to improve EDUCATION. Please do not misunderstand, Martin Luther King Jr deserves honor. However has the day of celebration ALREADY gone the way of the President’s Day, Memorial Day or Labor Day consumers honorable day of increased sale opportunities? WHAT IS GOING ON?!?!