.... Or is it me??
Here's my dilema .. for the past 5 or 6 years now, two organizations have been fighting amongst themselves as to who should have the rights to put on the MLK Day Parade here. Both the Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade Foundation and the Black Heritage Society have publically sparred with each other over whose parade is bigger or better or sanctioned or authentic .. For the last two years they have settled their differences by having 2 parades!! One after the other (One at 10:00, one at 2:00) following the same Downtown route and participants who want to perform in both have to pay two entrance fees!!
Now, I find this utterly ridiculous and I'm about to fire off two very hot letters to both of these organizations telling them how insane I think it is to fight in this manner regarding a man who preached unity, harmony and to love -- not oppose -- each other! It divides the city as to who to support, not to mention the havoc caused downtown! And what kind of lesson does that teach to kids?
But, before I make this keyboard start humming, I wanted to ask y'all if perhaps I'm being too emotional here? Is it not all that bad a thing to just have two MLK parades? Was this the best way to settle the differences between these two organizations? Or should I let 'em have it??