The #Mississippi government is getting backlash for a now-deleted tweet concerning the upcoming #MartinLutherKingJr. holiday. On Thursday, the Mississippi Department of Revenue tweeted that it would be closed in honor of #MLK Jr. Day and Confederate Gen. #RobertELee’s birthday. The update was quickly scrubbed from Twitter, but not before users could take screenshots. Lee, who was born on Jan. 19, 1807, is a revered war leader among #Confederate sympathizers, however, his birthday is not, nor has it ever been, a federal holiday. Lee’s birthday historically has been a state holiday across states that comprised the #Confederacy, and Alabama and Mississippi continue to observe it on the federal MLK holiday. A fellow user pointed out that in Virginia “it used to be a celebration of both Lee and [Gen.] Stonewall Jackson, so for years it was Lee-Jackson-King Day.” Despite the nationwide push to rid cities of their Confederate monuments and symbols, Mississippi has been fighting to keep vestiges of its Southern “heritage” alive and well, all while blatantly ignoring the region’s dark history of #slavery and #JimCrow. These efforts were on display again in 2016 when Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill declaring April as “Confederate History Month.” “As countless historians have pointed out, most Confederate monuments were erected as part and parcel of the signing of Jim Crow laws, the development of Lost Cause mythology, and the establishment of white supremacy in the South in the decades following the end of Reconstruction,” Ed Week editor Stephen Sawchuck wrote. Of the MLK-Lee Day mashup, Sawchuck wrote that “Whether these decisions were made for bureaucratic reasons or more ominous ones — likely a combination of both — it’s pretty ghastly to pair a holiday for a black #civilrights leader with one celebrating someone who fought for the preservation of a slave society.” #N4TC#News4TheCulture#Urban#ForTheCulture#ForThePeople#Diaspora#Black#African#AfricanAmerican#Melanin#BlackNews#BlackPolitics#Racism#MLKWeekend
It’s a nice day for a walk - so I strolled around and passed one of my favorites: Zeilenhochhaus at Hansaviertel, 1957, #egoneiermann
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O ponto mais alto do Município de São Paulo, o Pico do Jaraguá está situado em uma altitude de 1,135 metros 😮 E conta com uma vista espetacular da cidade!
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