Martin Luther King Holiday
We actually have the day off today, for the second year. It is interesting that the university has been willing to make the statement of making Martin Luther King Day a holiday. We don't get any other Monday holidays--apparently that would be unfair to professors who teach courses that meet on Mondays. We don't get Labor Day off--I always claimed that was because people down here think it is a communist holiday. But we don't get Memorial Day off either. What a wonderful statement we have backed into--that we get Martin Luther King day as a holiday but not Memorial day. Burning Bird has a beautiful discussion of the continuing need for affirmative action.