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Confessions of a Kwanzaa dropout:
Why I don’t celebrate the holiday

Washington Post, by Kathryn O’Neal

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 12/13/2012 6:33:56 PM

"I’m so excited!” exclaimed one of my dearest friends as she sat down for my Kwanzaa dinner a few years ago. “This is my very first Kwanzaa celebration.” Candle representing the seven Kwanzaa principles on display during the annual celebration at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum. (Mark Gail - The Washington Post) Then only 5-years-old, my perplexed son J responded, “But Auntie Baby, I thought you were American?!?!” J was correct. Auntie Baby was a white American. But J was incorrect in thinking that every American celebrated Kwanzaa. I first started celebrating the holiday

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The author basically can´t be bothered with celebrating this bogus holiday, but is still deluded with it´s supposed meaning.
She´s an idiot and is making sure her kids will be dopes as well.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 12/13/2012 6:41:56 PM     (No. 9064223)

Oh, for heavens sake are they dragging that mess out again. Means nothing to most people and if they are trying to make it a national holiday, it will probably be okayed by the limp wristed prez we have.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bubber, 12/13/2012 6:43:41 PM     (No. 9064226)

Ranks up there with Talk Like a Pirate Day...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: uno, 12/13/2012 6:52:18 PM     (No. 9064242)

For anyone that cares...there´s only 12 more shoplifting days ´till Kwanzaa!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: veritas, 12/13/2012 6:53:27 PM     (No. 9064243)

In accord with the "living Constitution," let me introduce "the seven core principles of ´living´ [or evolving] Kwanzaa":

1. gullibility
2. an inverted, perverse, and self-destructive scale of values
3. bigotry
4. dependency
5. drugs
6. abortion
7. crooked politics
8. rimz
9. bling
10. attraction to Islam and pseudo-Islam

What? "That´s not seven"? Hey -- I said it was the "living Kwanzaa." Don´t be actin´ white.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: crimea river, 12/13/2012 6:56:09 PM     (No. 9064246)

Don´t feel bad, Kathryn. Residents of Africa don´t celebrate Kwanzaa either. In fact, 99.9% haven´t heard of it.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 12/13/2012 7:07:13 PM     (No. 9064264)

Karenga is a perverted creep who tortured two women with cords, soldering irons and beat them severely.

Then he turns around and creates bogus "African Studies" programs, and this Kwanzaa lunacy.

Like anything else that has no real anchor in reality, it slowly fades. The great part is that every year that goes by, you hear less and less of this foolishness.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: janice33rpm, 12/13/2012 7:09:08 PM     (No. 9064270)

I´m always confused by the "grace" of the African heritage... or whatever. My understanding is that no black society, prior to outside discovery, had invented the wheel, built a two-story structure, domesticated a single beast of burden, or done much of anything other than live in grass huts, and war amongst tribes (with winners enslaving losers). In fact, free blacks in America owned slaves. What use is Kwanzaa??

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Reply 8 - Posted by: neanderthal, 12/13/2012 7:14:31 PM     (No. 9064279)

When I´m not being furious because of the behavior of the blacks I´m around on campus, I´m feeling oh, so sorry for them. They are truly in a terrible mess and just don´t seem to have a knack for solving their problems. No hope. No hope.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ziel, 12/13/2012 7:24:47 PM     (No. 9064301)

I just notice that in her confessions there is not a word about her husband and family celebration.
Just her and her son.
Single black lady with kid, nothing new, very sad.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: maggie2u, 12/13/2012 7:25:46 PM     (No. 9064302)

Add to your list poster #7, they still don´t know how to dig wells. It takes White people from the Western world to come to their villages and dig them for them. You´d think after several hundreds of thousands of years Africans would catch on to how to do it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 12/13/2012 7:35:24 PM     (No. 9064310)

Kwanzaa has, unfortunately, become like an entitlement - it´s here to stay.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: viking diver, 12/13/2012 7:43:26 PM     (No. 9064315)

ARRRGG I take you know nothing about September 19 #2, there is nothing more fun than talking like a pirate but thats OK at least we don´t send cards and expect everyone to bow and scrape down to a bogus holiday.
my mother once sent me a kwanzaa card and I returned it back to her written on the front person and or address unknown. She still celebrates it but at least she doesn´t try to drag me into her delusions any more.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jalo1951, 12/13/2012 7:43:27 PM     (No. 9064316)

January is Black History month. That´s more than enough Kwanzaa for all of us.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 12/13/2012 7:49:29 PM     (No. 9064322)

Seems to me that black America has never even been introduced to the seven basic values much less living those values.

The seven core principles of Kwanzaa are: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith. Keep on dreaming.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Phil_hk, 12/13/2012 7:50:21 PM     (No. 9064324)

Kwanza is worse than Talk like a Pirate Day

TLPD is simply nonsense for the fun of it.

Kwanza is fake history

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Reply 16 - Posted by: nina584, 12/13/2012 8:02:42 PM     (No. 9064337)

If their african history is that important then move to Africa.Here we are Americans.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Now or Never, 12/13/2012 8:26:05 PM     (No. 9064365)

"Jive" says it all.


Merry Christmas

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Reply 18 - Posted by: angelesgift, 12/13/2012 8:49:18 PM     (No. 9064391)

Wow, there are some seriously mean posts about this lady´s opinion. Both in the WP and here. I won´t speculate on truth of them.

Anyway, I don´t see how Black people will ever truly move forward until they knock it off with the togetherness and collectivism crap. Seriously, when a group of people´s reason to get together is because their skin color is varying shades darker than White people´s you´ve got trouble - as we all well know. What a lame way to live, even if you make up a bunch of fancy-sounding "principles" for all of you to admire.

Personally, I only get together with people I like, instead of just any jerk I may find out I want to kill.

As I´ve said before, ideology is the only thing that really matters. As a White conservative, I´d far rather be around conservative Blacks than liberal Whites (shudder!!)

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Reply 19 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly, 12/13/2012 8:57:01 PM     (No. 9064397)

Africa is a continent,not a country.
Most American blacks are descended from west African ancestors.
Kwanzaa and all the language and most of the principles associated with it come from Swahili, an east African language.
These people don´t even know their own heritage. Kwanzaa ain´t it.


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Reply 20 - Posted by: fayebeck, 12/13/2012 9:08:35 PM     (No. 9064406)

My favorite black "holiday" is Juneteenth.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: snapper451, 12/13/2012 9:16:16 PM     (No. 9064418)

A phony holiday created by communists/ Marxists in Philadelphia. What a load of crap.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: frenesi1, 12/14/2012 6:12:23 AM     (No. 9064763)

I think I will send her name to Nancy Pelosi

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Velox, 12/14/2012 7:21:42 AM     (No. 9064811)

This was an invented holiday coming from black studies and other invented Ebonics endeavors .
It has as much importance as naming a child Female or Shassnita.


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