Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Kwanzaa, Twozaa, Threezaa, Fourzaa...

Though I've been running a bit behind, this is the time of year when it's always nice to debunk the farcical, made-up sham of a "holiday" called Kwanzaa.

This year, we'll hand the baton to LaShawn Barber, who points out, among other things, that Kwanzaa is the invention of one Ron Karenga, who besides Kwanzaa is probably best known for his conviction on charges of torturing two women in the early 1970's.

Make sure also to check out the links LaShawn includes at the end of her piece for more info on this ridiculous sham. If it's supposedly insensitive to wish someone a merry Christmas, you ought to be able to execute someone for wishing you a "Happy Kwanzaa."

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