A.R. Jacobson, Fargo, Published January 25 2014
Letter: Article on MLK Day in poor tasteI found the Jan. 20 article “Is today really the most depressing day of the year?” to be in poor taste as the day of topic was Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
There is a stigma that the society of the Upper Midwest is unaccepting of ethnic outsiders, which is further being reinforced by the publishing of articles such as this. Do we, as a society, want to promote the idea to other people, near and far, that the worst day of the year is mathematically coincidentally MLK Day?
If the answer is “yes,” then I proudly defy the very society in which I was born, raised and make my living. If the answer is “no,” then I suggest The Forum take five minutes to stop and critically think about such implications and correlations that may be drawn-upon by its audience before clicking the “submit” button.
MLK Day ought not be regarded as a day of superficial defeat but as a day when one of the greatest agents of the civil rights movement was born – a day to be remembered and celebrated for the courage of Martin Luther King Jr.