Posted BY: Brian C. Joondeph

Surprisingly Martin Luther King Day is still a national holiday. Why hasn’t he been canceled over his past words that today would be deemed racist or white supremacist, much like the names of towns, mountains, or Confederate statues?

As a reminder, MLK once spoke of the true measure of his fellow man, ”I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

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Today “content of character” or merit is deemed racist. If you think I jest, the Education Writers Association asks, “Are merit-based education admissions practices racist?” Why stop with merit? Everything is racist now.  The Seattle Times asks, “Is math racist?” Medium claims that waking up early is rooted in white supremacy. Perhaps I should sleep in more to atone for my alleged privilege.

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