This is to the people who write "anti-Kwanzaa" screeds this time of year.
- Kwanzaa is a made up holiday.
1. Yes, it's made up. Karenga has said that from day one.
2. Other "made up" celebrations include Mardi Gras, Mother's Day, Valentines Day, and St. Patrick's Day.
- Kwanzaa is not an African celebration.
Karenga never said it was an African celebration. He said he took parts of different African cultures and created a "harvest festival" like celebration.
- Christians shouldn't celebrate it.
OH, do you really want to go here?
1. The birth of Christ, Our Savior, did not likely happen on the 25th of December. It was "created" to overtake the pagen rituals that occured during the time.
2. How many Christians celebrate Christmas singing about Santa Claus and Rudoloph?
- It's a separatist event.
1. I've been to one Kwanzaa celebration. I attended in Philly and Karenga was a speaker. At this point, I'll mention that there were a fair number of whites in attendence, and it wasn't just news reporters.
2. Many people come from different parts of the country to celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Did you know that there are actually 2 separate Mardi Gras parades happening at the same time? One done by whites, the other by Blacks? Did you know that until 2004, I think, they never even "greeted" each other?
- Most American Blacks have never even been to Africa
1. Most American whites have never been to Ireland but does that stop them from celebrating St. Patrick's Day?
2. Most Americans, period, have never left the country.
- Kwanzaa replaces Christmas.
No, it doesn't. Some "Black churches" even celebrate both.
Take the Kwanzaa hating and step. Ya'll are just spouting nonsense.
For the record: I don't celebrate it. I'm just sick of the silliness the haters go through on trying to shut it down.