"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
Comments: 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.
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.
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??
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.
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.
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.
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!!)
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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