Kwanzaa is a holiday that competes against the commercialization of Christmas. It starts December 26th and lasts for one week. Let’s all celebrate.
Wait. We cannot all celebrate, because Kwanzaa is a holiday exclusive to black people. But that’s okay. Folks are entitled to have holidays that celebrate their race, just like congress is entitled to have a special caucus that excludes whites.
Cynicism aside, let’s take a closer look at this newly invented holiday which thirteen percent of the U.S. population are eligible to celebrate, while according to recent stats, it is actually recognized by 1.6 percent.
In researching Kwanzaa on line, folks will learn that this holiday was founded in 1966 by a fellow named Ron Everett, AKA Maulana Karenga. They will also tell you that Mr. Karenga is the director of black studies at California State U. in Long Beach. Sounds prestigious enough.
What the articles fail to mention is that Karenga was also a founder of the Black Slaves, a violent nationalist rival to the Black Panthers of the 1960s. United Slaves were proto-fascists, walking around in dashikis, gunning down Black Panthers and adopting invented “African” names. They openly declared their hatred for whites.