Now before you think that I am being overly sensitive, I need to mention something else to you. For my entire life, everywhere I've been, Presidents' Day, which is coming up in February, has been a day set aside to honor Presidents Washington and Lincoln. Washington's birthday is February 22 and Lincoln's is Feb. 12. You can imagine my shock a few years ago when I was in Alabama in February and discovered the Presidents' Day there is set aside to celebrate Presidents Washington and Jefferson. What? I almost fell over when I read that. If that doesn't reek of racism, I don't know what does! Now, I have nothing against Thomas Jefferson, but why the omission of Lincoln and the substitution of Jefferson (who by the way has a birthday in APRIL)?
Although I have strong opinions on most things, I do pretty well tolerating those with different beliefs, but that tolerance comes to a screeching halt when dealing with racism. I won't tolerate it. I cannot tolerate it. For the sake of my children, I cannot tolerate it.