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"Malcolm X:
'I Also Have a Dream'
'I have a Dream That One Day Little Black Children Will Beat the Living Crap out of Little White Children'"

– from Our Dumb Century by The Onion

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America. On this holiday, we commemorate the universal, unconditional love, forgiveness and nonviolence that empowered his revolutionary spirit. We commemorate as well the timeless values he taught us through his example — the values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service that so radiantly defined Dr. King's character and empowered his leadership.

Most importantly though, we commemorate eight inches of fresh powder and the opportunity to sleep in on a weekday just two weeks after winter break ended. May we pledge to serve humanity and carry forward his legacy into the 22nd century.

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