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Today is Martin Luther King Day and though it’s a day that people should celebrate with the idea that all men are created equal and should be treated as such…As a Doughnut , I know that is not the case…today’s list is in honor of MLK, the jaded way…cause Doughnuts don’t have a soul only a hole in the middle…

  1. 1929..the year Martin was born and the year a crash happened on Wall Street…both impacted America…for better or worst, you decide
  2. Siblings…Martin had two of these….but who ever heard of them…unless you research their existence…One lived to teach the world, while the other preached…we can’t save them all, for we may drown in our sorrows or in a pool..
  3. Religion….Martin’s belief allowed him to endure hardship, suffering, and love those who wanted to silence him…”Faith can move a mountain if we only believe”….but change only come through bloodshed and tragedy…
  4. Morehouse College…established in 1867 to educate black males…gained its modern name in 1913…Martin attended, graduated and left a legacy…for the 1st white to graduate valedictorian did so in 2008..
  5. Racism…a belief that inherent differences make one better than the other…Martin found this wrong and wanted to correct this…so he did, along with several thousand other people…being different makes you special, not better than anyone else…
  6. Doctorate….Martin earned one through hard work and studies…no matter if you silence him or not, a man’s education is something you can not take away once it’s obtained…remember that
  7. Civil disobedience or peaceful demonstration…Tools of non-violence are things that helped the ruling class see the error of their thinking…or least allow those acting foolish to be viewed by others and prejudged themselves…
  8. Speeches….Words are powerful weapons…ever killed a person without lifting a hand?, Ever moved a person to do your bidding without looking at them?, Or ever calmed a person just my speaking to them?…Plenty have suffered the consequences of another man’s tongue…Dr. Martin used his to further the cause…and some believe other used theirs to end his
  9. Love…is expressed though actions, and symbols…the heart being one of these…Dr. Martin loved us all, but to do so it caused him great pain…when laid to rest, though his years was young, his heart was old..60 years old
  10. Death…Ray got credit for bringing this to Dr. Martin…a ninety nine years penitence he was given…did it stop death from coming?…No, it did not…But like Dr. Martin…Doughnuts know their days are numbered…their life serves a purpose and as long as it fulfilled…death though sudden…can’t stop the memories left behind…
  11. Holiday Day…finally in year 2000, the day is celebrated by all of these United States…though granted officially by President Regan in 1983…who wouldn’t want another holiday?…a day to celebrate…Haters don’t, for to give credit for which is due is too much like right for some to understand…Don’t worry Dr. Martin…Haters will Hate, but we will celebrate..
  12. Lessons…What would Dr. Martin think if he was alive today?….Would he think his and thousands of others hard work be in vain?…Life is funny like this Dr. Martin, for lesson taught are only as good as the person who is teaching….As I look around, I see the results of your hard work…your lessons…your sacrifice…and I think well done
  13. Dream…For I have dream….my dream is one day all things will be viewed equally, that all no matter where you are from, people will treat you with dignity and respect; that the more you make doesn’t guarantee you the best of everything, but ensures that you receive the goods you can afford; that change will occur when it should and people will not have to die for this to happen; that with hard work, a good game plan, and a little luck you will find yourself on the top shelf, being boxed, shipped, bought, and consumed…for No Doughnut want to passed over for the sprinkled covered Bagel on the next shelf…Thanks Dr. Martin Luther King Jr…for your sacrifice, paid for my future
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