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Kwanzza is an African based- cultural celebration for Black people so it would benift anyone who wants to reaffrim or teach thier children "cultural idenity"

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Imo the only reason more Black people don't celebrate Kwanzza is because the white majority dont celebrate it. The article in the link you shared was just one womans view... the author failed to reconize that she is being excluded most of the time
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Originally posted by naturesgift naturesgift wrote:

Imo the only reason more Black people don't celebrate Kwanzza is because the white majority dont celebrate it. The article in the link you shared was just one womans view... the author failed to reconize that she is being excluded most of the time

I shared the article because it summed up my view on the holiday... I don't need a "black" alternative to Christmas... it's a religious holiday, heavily commercialized, but religious nonetheless and has nothing to do with race in my eyes. My education about Black/African history and culture is ongoing, I don't need a few days or a single month set aside to recognize where I come from. 
I could care less if white people started celebrating Kwanzaa by the masses, I still wouldn't. The founder of Kwanzaa wrote a book, The Quotable Karenga, and bashed Jesus/Christianity in it. No thanks. 
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Y'all stop hatin' on Sandra Lee's corn nut pie filling Kwanzaa cake! She put like 2 minutes of effort into thinking up that nasty a** cake.AngryLOLLOL
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Originally posted by JGCwayZeBaby JGCwayZeBaby wrote:

Originally posted by naturesgift naturesgift wrote:

Imo the only reason more Black people don't celebrate Kwanzza is because the white majority dont celebrate it. The article in the link you shared was just one womans view... the author failed to reconize that she is being excluded most of the time

I shared the article because it summed up my view on the holiday... I don't need a "black" alternative to Christmas... it's a religious holiday, heavily commercialized, but religious nonetheless and has nothing to do with race in my eyes. My education about Black/African history and culture is ongoing, I don't need a few days or a single month set aside to recognize where I come from. 
I could care less if white people started celebrating Kwanzaa by the masses, I still wouldn't. The founder of Kwanzaa wrote a book, The Quotable Karenga, and bashed Jesus/Christianity in it. No thanks. 
You do know that Christmas is not in the bible or any other religious or holy piece of literature.

But your thought process makes sense.

It's what kept slaves, slaves.
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Christmas has nothing to do with Jesus.
And it urks me how black folks hold on so tight to massa's religion.
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Kwanzaa was created by a nutcase who wanted to create a new religion under the disguise of an unified African holiday

Originally posted by naturesgift naturesgift wrote:

Imo the only reason more Black people don't celebrate Kwanzza is because the white majority dont celebrate it. The article in the link you shared was just one womans view... the author failed to reconize that she is being excluded most of the time
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It urks me when people equate Christianity with White Supremacy

I guess the Africans that followed Jesus Christ hundreds of years before the slave trade were just tools of the "massas" that hadn't yet existed Wacko

Originally posted by Sang Froid Sang Froid wrote:

Christmas has nothing to do with Jesus.
And it urks me how black folks hold on so tight to massa's religion.
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Originally posted by JGCwayZeBaby JGCwayZeBaby wrote:

Originally posted by naturesgift naturesgift wrote:

Imo the only reason more Black people don't celebrate Kwanzza is because the white majority dont celebrate it. The article in the link you shared was just one womans view... the author failed to reconize that she is being excluded most of the time

I shared the article because it summed up my view on the holiday... I don't need a "black" alternative to Christmas... it's a religious holiday, heavily commercialized, but religious nonetheless and has nothing to do with race in my eyes. My education about Black/African history and culture is ongoing, I don't need a few days or a single month set aside to recognize where I come from. 
I could care less if white people started celebrating Kwanzaa by the masses, I still wouldn't. The founder of Kwanzaa wrote a book, The Quotable Karenga, and bashed Jesus/Christianity in it. No thanks. 


your first sentence is where the problem begins.

Kwanzaa is not supposed to be an alternative for anything.
Many of the ppl that I know that celebrate it-- also celebrate Christmas.
There are not holidays that have to exist mutually exclusive of each other

When you light your candle for NIA--- the christmas police wont knock on your door and set fire to your house.

also the  -- I dont need a few days out a month to teach me about africa sentiment makes me laugh as well. Its like ppl who argue-- we dont need black history month-- i study my black history all 12 months... ermmmmmmmm again-- no one is saying you can only care about your culture for the week of kwanzaa.
I study my history all year long..having a week or a month wont put a damper in my life. No one shuts down my studies March 1st...or once the Imani candle burns out.
There is nothing wrong IMO about putting a little more emphasis on those special occassions. We hardly get any shine in this country to begin with...and to start shutting ppl down with nonsensical reasons is what i think ppl who most hate persons
that look like you and me-- want the most.

If you dont want to celebrate it--- sure.
but this reasoning ---and this is no shade to you specifically---is like a circle of fail to me- that I hear repeated all the time.
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