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    Monday, November 13, 2006

    The Cosmic Irony of the MLK Memorial

    I find this interesting.
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Presidents, civil rights icons, celebrities and ordinary citizens gathered Monday on the National Mall, where construction is getting under way for a monument honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
    Via CNN.
    Why do I find this interesting?
    Construction of the $100 million monument is scheduled to be completed in 2008, 40 years after King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.

    Backers have raised more than $65 million, according to The Associated Press. Most of the funding has come from corporate donors including Tommy Hilfiger and General Motors.

    While I support the monument, I find it interesting that $100 million dollars is being spent on a monument for a man that probably would have wanted that $100 million dollars to help the poor instead on being spent on a monument for him.
    Ponder that.


    1 Comment:

    Anonymous said...

    I think MLK would've preferred to use $100,000,000 to give 10,000 economically disadvantaged kids $10K towards their college expenses.

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