Martin Luther King Jr. Day

As a federal employee I get to have a paid day off today to sleep in and spend the day with a friend.

Many people choose to spend today as a day of service. I often tell myself I should do this too but somehow never seem to get around to it. So I decided the least I could do was share links to articles and sites that talk about his life and legacy and ways to be of service.

As I was doing research I realized that nearly every article I opened was written by a white person. It took multiple attempts before I finally found one that wasn’t. Was that because the algorithm for my searches are skewed by the types of things I look up or is that because there are still so few people of color writing for major news organizations? Probably both.

We need to do better.

Here are some links:

One thought on “Martin Luther King Jr. Day”

  1. A great deal of Black History is researched and written by white historians. Why? I don’t know. There are many theories, but I think they come from a sense of not understanding – just like the relationship between the cultures. This is slowly changing, but in the meantime at least we historians try.

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