Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (“The significance of Martin Luther King day”)

Today is the 30th anniversary of the Martin Luther King holiday, and to fully understand what this signifies we need to look at the history of how it “actually managed to even become” a holiday. You see, originally many people didn’t want to make a holiday for this man, and to me that shows the need for this man to be honored even more. When it comes to judging the greatness of a man, I always say that a man is great if he manages to “change the way people think.” Before King, Black people had to use different water fountains and ride in the rear of buses. they were called names such as “nigger” and often discriminated against simply because of the color of their skin. Because of King, that era has been changed radically, but even though the man is gone his work is “still unfinished.” If it were not for Martin Luther King, Barack Obama would “never” have become President of the United States. However, once Obama took the White House he was still subjected to a “lot” of reactions that could easily have been considered racist in nature. Today, equality is at a high peak, because now everyone can hold high position jobs, and we don’t have to be separated because of the color of our skin anymore. Is discrimination gone? Not by any means (and it will probably never be fully eliminated from our lives) but at least now there is much more “opportunity for everyone.” Here is a post for Martin Luther KingĀ  day below:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mlk-day-30th-anniversary_569c5f22e4b0778f46f9c81e

Sometimes we hate to confront our past and unfortunately King Day makes us relive just how bad those times were. It is not designed to make us feel bad about the past, but rather to help us focus more on making a better future. No one can blink his or her eyes and erase those tumultuous times, but we can use the memories of those moments to make our lives even better. My father, Elton Jolly, was very good friends with Martin Luther King, and I always ask him for stories about his involvement in the legacy. You can Google facts about this man and come to your own conclusions. No one is perfect, even though we all should still strive for perfection. This is not about the Black race, the White race, the Red race of the Yellow race… This is all about the “human” race. With that in mind, I sincerely hope you celebrate “and enjoy” this Martin Luther King Holiday. After all, it is the “thought” that truly counts… Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always, I wish you the very best that life has to offer…

The Miracles and Brett Jolly performing in concert

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