Wednesday, December 28

Ron Karenga and the Truth about Kwanzaa

Mary Katharine Ham blogged on Kwanzaa and the facts about it's creator, Ron Karenga. Read it here. various times during his life, Karenga was head of a black nationalist group not known for its non-violent tactics; he was convicted and served time for torturing two women-- members of his own group-- by whipping them with electrical cords and burning their mouths and faces with a hot iron; he invented Kwanzaa as a way to "de-whitize" Christmas, as Al Sharpton once put it, expressly as a way to separate the races.
So much for a holiday that celebrates African American roots. Front Page Magazine also has a story on Kwanza and Karenga.