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Old 12-31-2013, 03:08 PM
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Default Is Kwanzaa a legitimate holiday?

Oftencold posted a poll about Kwanzaa in the Polls section earlier. I find this holiday fascinating. It would be interesting to know how many people around the country do celebrate it, and what their political views are, in particular.

Here is an op-ed by everyone's favorite writer, Ann Coulter, ( )about it.
Kwanzaa: The holiday brought to you by the FBI

.... "It's as if David Duke invented a holiday called "Anglika," which he based on the philosophy of Mein Kampf — and clueless public school teachers began celebrating the made-up, racist holiday.
Whether Karenga was a willing dupe, or just a dupe, remains unclear. Curiously, in a 1995 interview with Ethnic NewsWatch, Karenga matter-of-factly explained that the forces out to get O.J. Simpson for the "framed" murder of two whites included: "the FBI, the CIA, the State Department, Interpol, the Chicago Police Department" and so on. Karenga should know about FBI infiltration. (He further noted that the evidence against O.J. "was not strong enough to prohibit or eliminate unreasonable doubt" — an interesting standard of proof.)
In the category of the-gentleman-doth-protest-too-much, back in the '70s, Karenga was quick to criticize rumors that black radicals were government-supported. When Nigerian newspapers claimed that some American black radicals were CIA operatives, Karenga publicly denounced the idea, saying, "Africans must stop generalizing about the loyalties and motives of Afro-Americans, including the widespread suspicion of black Americans being CIA agents."
Now we know that the FBI fueled the bloody rivalry between the Panthers and United Slaves.
In one barbarous outburst, Karenga's United Slaves shot to death two Black Panthers on the UCLA campus: Al "Bunchy" Carter and John Huggins. Karenga himself served time, a useful stepping-stone for his current position as a black studies professor at California State University at Long Beach.
Karenga's invented holiday is a nutty blend of schmaltzy '60s rhetoric, black racism and Marxism. The seven principles of Kwanzaa are the very same seven principles of the Symbionese Liberation Army, another innovation of the Worst Generation."
More at Ann Coulter: Kwanzaa: The holiday brought to you by the FBI - Appeal-Democrat: Opinion
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Yes Kwanza is a legitimate holiday and ann coulter is a bitch.
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All holidays were made up by someone. Kwanzaa is as legitimate as any of the rest of them.
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A racist holiday, created by a racist, and celebrated only by racists.

FrontPage Magazine - Kwanzaa -- Racist Holiday from Hell
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A racist holiday, created by a racist, and celebrated only by racists.

FrontPage Magazine - Kwanzaa -- Racist Holiday from Hell








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Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration held in the United States and also celebrated in the Western African Diaspora in other nations of the Americas. The celebration honors African heritage in African-American culture, and is observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving. Kwanzaa has seven core principles (Nguzo Saba).
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Umoja (Unity): To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.
Kujichagulia (Self-Determination): To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves.
Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility): To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers' and sisters' problems our problems, and to solve them together.
Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics): To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together.
Nia (Purpose): To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
Kuumba (Creativity): To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
Imani (Faith): To believe with all our hearts in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.
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When once asked why he designed Kwanzaa to take place around Christmas, Karenga explained, “People think it’s African, but it’s not. I came up with Kwanzaa because black people wouldn’t celebrate it if they knew it was American. Also, I put it around Christmas because I knew that’s when a lot of bloods would be partying.”



Karenga has explained that his creation of Kwanzaa was motivated in part by hostility toward both Christianity and Judaism. Writing in his 1980 book Kawaida Theory, he claimed that Western religion “denies and diminishes human worth, capacity, potential and achievement. In Christian and Jewish mythology, humans are born in sin, cursed with mythical ancestors who’ve sinned and brought the wrath of an angry God on every generation’s head.” He clearly opposed belief in God and other “spooks who threaten us if we don’t worship them and demand we turn over our destiny and daily lives.”
From the creator of Kwanzaa himself.

racist holiday for and about racists.
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From the creator of Kwanzaa himself.

racist holiday for and about racists.
we have a minorcan festival in my hometown, I dont think its racist. you shouldnt read hate stuff. when kwanza came out there was a militant flavor to people who were sick and tired of being shot and hanged and dragged behind a truck w/o justice also of outdated school books and no access to restaurants in many places including some out west where Indians weren't served.
now its just a day some celebrate for the values specified.

according to their website today is Kuumba: Creativity and tomorrow is Imani: Faith.

I swear those right wing blogs get more stormfront like every day.
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There was a time back in the mid-90s when if one would go to Hallmark to select Christmas cards for your kin, suddenly.. there were Kwanzaa cards.

I guess Christmas isn't enough for peeps of all colours to celebrate a single holiday.
It starts on Boxing Day and ends tomorrow.
I doubt many African Americans actually celebrate it or even understand it.
Some might.
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There was a time back in the mid-90s when if one would go to Hallmark to select Christmas cards for your kin, suddenly.. there were Kwanzaa cards.

I guess Christmas isn't enough for peeps of all colors to celebrate a single holiday.
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Like Hindus and Buddhists and Jews you mean?
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Like Hindus and Buddhists and Jews you mean?
If there were a special holiday set aside most of us would be celebrating our European ancestry more than we do now.
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