For Immediate Release
Contact: Martha Tinkler
Monday, January 15, 2007
TINKLER TEACHES TOLERANCE
Washington, D.C.- Martha Tinkler, cultural emissary and long-time proponent of diversity and enlightenment, used this memorial holiday to teach others the valuable lessons of tolerance and understanding.
“I think that it is important that we use this holiday as a chance for personal growth,” Tinkler said in a late afternoon phone interview. “I try to teach by example and do something extra-tolerant every year on this day.”
With her day off, Ms. Tinkler chose to practice tolerance and diversity in the following ways:
- Watching interviews with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., then asking her roommates if they had ever been to the Civil Rights Museum? Tinkler has been twice.
- Explaining the meaning of the MLK Day-themed Google page to those less enlightened
- Watching “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”
- Eating udon noodles (Japanese) for lunch and brie with a baguette (French) for dinner
- Watching “The Constant Gardener”
- Not bludgeoning to death people of varying ethnicities during a trip to Target
- Watching 2 hours of “24″ and expounding on the evils of racial profiling, terrorism
- Watching the Golden Globes.*
“It is the little changes in every day life that make the biggest difference,” explained Tinkler. “Though tolerance often requires sacrifice, it is all worth it when you see the affect you have had on others.”
*Truly, cultural enlightenment comes in many forms.