There are several minor issues confronting the American people, and now one more can be added to the list. A state senator in the great state of Wisconsin has aroused fury by making sarcastic remarks concerning the holiday known as Kwanzaa. Glenn Grothman termed the holiday another example of political correctness gone wild. “Why are hard-core left wingers still trying to talk about Kwanzaa-the supposed African American holiday.” I assume Mr. Grothman does not understand how a black skinned and black dressed Santa Claus comes down the chimney on this holiday as Santas did throughout the history of the United States as well as back in Europe.
I consider myself to be a “liberal” but have absolutely no knowledge nor interest in this “holiday.” However, I AM an equal opportunity holiday person. If some folk enjoy Kwanzaa, let it be. Of course, I am still unclear as to what one eats on this holiday, but the world needs holidays, given the hours and days people must work these days. A Merry Kwanzaa or is it, a Happy Kwanzaa?