State Sen. makes controversial Kwanzaa commments

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MILWAUKEE- State Senator Glenn Grothman recently put out a press release describing his thoughts on Kwanzaa.

He says in the release that "of course, almost no black people today care about Kwanzaa - just white left-wingers who try to shove this down black people's throats in an effort to divide Americans."

The West Bend representative goes on to explain that he's upset over school districts telling their students about the holiday and that black people have an alternative to Christmas.

He called the districts, like Green Bay and Madison, "irresponsible".

Grothman also has a major issue with the holiday's founder Ron Karenga.

"[Kwanzaa] was invented in 1966 by Ron Karenga, a 1960s radical leader and founder of something called the "US Organization". This group, often referred to as the "United Slaves" is even more radical than the Black Panthers. The United Slaves killed two Black
Panther members and Karenga himself wound up going to prison for assaulting some of his own members. Karenga was a racist and didn't like the idea that Christ died for all of our sins, so he felt blacks should have their own holiday - hence, Kwanzaa," he wrote.

Grothman calls for Americans to be more out spoken on this issue and slap it down once and for all.

Tuesday was the final day of Kwanzaa.

People attending a celebration in Milwaukee called the comments disrespectful to African Americans and their culture.

They added that Grothman was off-base in how he described Kwanzaa and its founder.

Grothman's release was titled "Why Must We Still Hear About Kwanzaa?"

Here is the full text:

Madison: Why are hard-core left wingers still trying to talk about Kwanzaa - the supposed African-American holiday celebration between Christmas and New Year’s?

As has been well publicized, Kwanzaa is not some African or African-American tradition. It was invented in 1966 by Ron Karenga, a 1960s radical leader and founder of something called the "US Organization".

This group, often referred to as the "United Slaves" is even more radical than the Black Panthers. The United Slaves killed two Black
Panther members and Karenga himself wound up going to prison for assaulting some of his own members.

Karenga was a racist and didn't like the idea that Christ died for all of our sins, so he felt blacks should have their own holiday - hence, Kwanzaa.

Of course, almost no black people today care about Kwanzaa - just white left-wingers who try to shove this down black people's throats in an effort to divide Americans. Irresponsible public school districts such as Green Bay and Madison (and who knows how many others, see links below) try to tell a new generation that blacks have a separate holiday than Christians.

Waring Fincke, left-wing West Bend lawyer and vice chair of the Washington County Democratic Party, encouraged people to learn more about Kwanzaa in a column in July. Fortunately, almost all
black people ignore Waring Fincke and his ilk and their efforts to divide Americans.

But why do they do it? They don't like America and seek to destroy it by pretending that its values as expressed in the Declaration of Independence and our Constitution, don't apply to everyone. Mainstream Americans must be more outspoken on this issue. It's time it's slapped down once and for all. With tens of millions of honorable black Americans in our country's past, we should not let a violent nut like Karenga speak for them. (By the way, after getting out of prison he was hired as a professor at California State Long Beach.

When are we going to stop funding left wing nuts at our public universities?) The churches ought to be particularly appalled since Karenga thought Christmas was a white religion and was trying to draw black people from it. Be on the lookout if a K-12 or college teacher tries to tell your children or grandchildren it's a real holiday.

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