Skip to comments.The Kwanzaa Hoax
Posted on 11/23/2005 1:24:45 PM PST by OldArmy94
The Kwanzaa Hoax William J. Bennetta "Anywhere we are, Us is."
That looks like a line from an Amos 'N Andy show. One can easily imagine that it served as the motto of the Mystic Knights of the Sea, and that it was recited by such characters as The Kingfish, Andy Brown and Algonquin J. Calhoun.
In fact, however, the line that I have quoted is the motto of a real organization -- a real organization that was originally named United Slaves but now calls itself The Organization Us (or simply Us or US). It was created some 40 years ago, in Southern California, by a black racist who had begun life as Ron N. Everett but later had assumed the name Maulana Karenga.
Karenga -- known chiefly as the inventor of Kwanzaa, a fake "African" holiday that he contrived in 1966 -- has enjoyed a truly colorful career. He was a prominent black nationalist during the 1960s, when his organization was involved in various violent operations. He was sent to prison in 1971, after he and some of his pals tortured two women with a soldering iron and a vise, among other things. He emerged from prison in 1974, and a few years later -- in a maneuver that even The Kingfish might have found difficult -- he got himself installed as the chairman of the Department of Black Studies at California State University at Long Beach. CSULB wasn't the only American university that got the racial willies during the 1970s and set up a tin-pot black-studies department, but CSULB (as far as I know) was the only one that hired a chairman who was a violent felon.
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Response. No not a hoax, simply expected silliness.
Blacks, in America, are among the strongest of Christians, so why would devout Christians want to celebrate anything by the Birth of Christ aka Christmas -- this or any holiday season? Granted there is a certain number who have become Muslim, but they would celebrate the Muslim holidays, not a phony holiday.
Wait just a dog gone moment. Go back and re-read your comment... to me that signals defeatism and that we've given up... I prefer to think we've just begun to fight and we will defeat the ACLU and their ilk.
I've seen it celebrated in LA CA.
I didn't know what the hell was going on.
Typically celebrated by the "Black Power" type crowd - the black racists. Especially the middle class types, enjoying the benefits of quotas etc.
"Black Americans don't observe Kwanzaa."
While working in Harlem through the 90's, I found the large red ribbons (supposedly a Kwanzaa decoration) quite prevelent on residences.
prevelent = prevalent
It keeps the kooks out of my holiday!
It's pronounced "Con-zaa"
Me, defeatist, no way.
Go here and see some of my writings.
Not a defeatist bone in this body.
Wal Mart's got a pole sale starting Friday. But ya gotta complain to get one.
Corporate America embraces Kwanzaa. CEOs are no better than Congress Critters.
This was on the front page of the New York Times, wasn't it? ;-)
Harlem is not a typical black community. The academics and poseurs I referred to in my original post, and a black middle class very touchy about appearing sufficiently black and left, inhabit the place.
"Harlem is not a typical black community..."
LOL. I love glenn Beck.
I don't understand your post.
"I don't understand your post."
The gyro pilot in the mad max movies also said "no matter where you go, there you are."