Martin Luther King Gets Undeserved Recognition

A recent survey reveals that, in casual speech, the “Jr.” is omitted from the end of “Martin Luther King” 67% of the time. “This not only detracts from Martin Luther King Jr.’s well-deserved recognition, but also gives undo respect to his father,” said Revel Washington, professor of African-American Studies at UC Berkeley. “I hear people all the time say ‘It’s on MLK’ or ‘Martin Luther King Day.’ Though a respected reverend, Martin Luther King Sr. by no means deserves this undo recognition.”