I resemble that remark.
What's your favorite Kwanzaa Carol?
Wasn't Kwanzaa invented by some guy while he was in jail?
Technically speaking Santa Claus is "Little Red Man", and far from being a "white man", he's actually an hallucinogenic mushroom (amanita muscaria) found in Northern Europe and Asia.
I guess the BARF! alert is implied...
Christmas shouldn't be materialistic, it should be about belief. And I believe if I don't get my pony this year the streets will run red with blood.
by Ronald Karenga, a radical, who was later sentenced to prison for torturing a woman. One of the purposes of Kwanzaa was to culturally separate blacks from whites.
Today he's a college professor at Berkley(?).
there are plenty of countries where there is no fat white man bringing gifts. go there.
Liberal wannabee-mainstream media morons!
Bush was correct in pointing out that this new high holy day is a very recent invention. There are few holidays we can actually attribute to one man's vision. Kwanzaa is such a holiday coined by Ron Karenga in 1966.
Who was Ron Karenga?
Glad you asked.
He is a convicted felon sentenced five years after inventing Kwanzaa for torturing two black women by whipping them with electrical cords and beating them with a karate baton after stripping them naked. He placed in the mouth of one of the victims a hot soldering iron, also scarring her face with the device. He put one of her big toes in a vise, and detergent and running water in both of their mouths.
But that wasn't the beginning of the bizarre and violent behavior of Karenga, the patron saint of Kwanzaa not by a long shot.
Just about the time he was dreaming up this new holiday, he was also inventing a new political movement on the campus of UCLA. That movement was called "black cultural nationalism." His group was called United Slaves. And it was defined mainly by violent confrontations with the Black Panthers at UCLA. Two of his followers shot dead two members of the Panthers in 1969.
But no sooner did Karenga get out of prison on the torture charges in 1975 than all was forgotten about his criminal and violent past. He was proclaimed Saint Karenga. Four years later, he was running the Black Studies Department at California State University in Long Beach.
How did he get that job in academia with his record?
Glad you asked again.
Paul Mulshine, who has done an admirable job of chronicling Karenga's history for FrontPagemag.com, has a theory.
Karenga had a jailhouse conversion.
No, he did not become a born-again Christian. He did not renounce violence. He did not even repudiate his past. But he did become a Marxist.
And, while becoming a Christian might have disqualified him for a role in the world of the modern U.S. university, a conversion to Marxism was perceived as a sign of rehabilitation. The one-time psychopath had seen the light.
In conclusion, I hope this little cultural and history lesson helps you see the light about Kwanzaa. It's being taught to your kids in your government schools. It's become a commercial bonanza in black communities through the United States. And, now, even the president of the United States is praising it as a legitimate holiday.
Kwanzaa is a nice holiday, but it's not African. Nor is it celebrated in Africa.
In 1979 I managed to get myself in deep do-do with the USAF by asking the wrong question.
I had to attend the mandatory training for "African American" month, then "Latino / Spanish Month", then "blah blah Month", etc.
All of these courses were taught by minority race instructors.
I asked the question, "when do we celebrate Irish Month? When do we celebrate Italian Month? When do we celebrate English Month?"
Man, the do-do hit the fan major league.
I approve of that whole heartedly. But where are the support systems to bring it about? 1966 was a long time ago and I don't see any. All I see is destruction in Africa and a tendency to socialism of the kind that lines the pockets of people like Robert Mugabe. Skin color doesn't matter for much of anything. If you give bad men a sanctuary, they will own your house.
The football team.
This is a hoax! Everybody know they'd be eating sweetpotato pie! Seriously - how many Blacks are the at UNO (aside from the football and basketball team), and how many Blacks are there in Omaha?
What if that fat white man is the mailman bringing the welfare check?
With all of the misery and violence the black community has visited on it's own people and the city here in Omaha, this silly exercise in some invented back to Africa holiday is just the type of style over substance, changing the subject event we have come to expect from this crowd.
Is this where the term "fruits & nuts" comes from?
BTW, how many blacks live in Nebraska? I would expect they don't have many. So I doubt there is a big uproar demanding Kwanza celebrations.