I shouldn't be surprised that a state that has the confederate flag actually IN it's state flag is racist. I mean, they are literally showing us their "patriotic" American views, right? And yet I was still shocked by this tweet that was sent out by the City of Biloxi's office twitter account this afternoon:
Yes, they renamed Martin Luther King Day "Great Americans Day."
Twitter jumped all over this, and rightfully so.
Oh, this is cute. Biloxi, Mississippi replaced Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with "Great Americans Day". Not racist, tho. Not one bit. https://t.co/3KzjtnUxfO
— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) January 14, 2017
If Biloxi is going to rename MLK Day, then let's rename ALL the holidays. I suggest we rename Thanksgiving to "Indian Genocide Day"
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) January 14, 2017
— Mo Elleithee (@MoElleithee) January 14, 2017
That is...not the name of the holiday. https://t.co/oW01UYNH3I
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) January 14, 2017
Stay racist, Mississippi.