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Happy Kwanzaa!

Discussion in '2000-02 Archive' started by Justified, Dec 26, 2002.

  1. Justified

    Justified New Member

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    The traditional celebration of what holiday and for who, started in 1966? [​IMG]

    And celebrated by all around the world! [​IMG]

    Happy New Year to all! [​IMG]
     
  2. Jim1999

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    Kwanza or rightly Cuanza is a river in West Africa. There is a holiday time, coming out of Africa, about this time of year, but I didn't think it was global.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  3. LadyEagle

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    Oh, Justified, I wasn't gonna post this, but now here it is....you probably read the same article....heh! :D

    Bits from the article:

    http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=30169
     
  4. TheOliveBranch

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    And I thought it was a group of a certain ethnic persuation that sit around eating cookies. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Jim1999

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    Sounding like a "Saturday Night Live" send-up, Bush praised the "seven principles" of Kwanzaa, "known as Nguzo Saba," and discussed the "early harvest gatherings called 'matunda ya kwanza,' or first fruits." He included the usual claptrap about how Kwanzaa celebrates "traditional African values" and "uniting people of diverse backgrounds and beliefs."
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    It's not saying much for Mr. Bush, is it?

    Cheers,

    Jim

    I am not sure whether this belongs in politics or the humour forums [​IMG]
     
  6. Ps104_33

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    I just can't seem to believe that anyone will be treated as an equal until they stop looking at themselves as different. Christmas is "whitized"? Maybe because of the snow, or Santa's beard, but what black person did't participate in Christmas before this nonsense. Maybe a black Jew, or a Jehovah's witness.

    So, when those chrities go around giving away free trees and gifts, are they only white people in line? You don't see hispanics crying out for a holiday of their own. Maybe they are given white status. Please... :rolleyes:
     
  8. Travis1980

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    It seems like thats all Bush does anymore is praise everyones "traditional values."
     
  9. TheOliveBranch

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    He needs the Black vote.
     
  10. jonmagee

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    As I ve not heard of Kwanzaa it cant be a global holiday

    yours, Jon.
     
  11. Son of Consolation

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    Very interesting! I was wondering about the holiday myself, and found it strange that it would take place alongside with Christmas... :(
     
  12. bb_baptist

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    http://www.mountolivebaptist.org/news/kwanzaa01.cfm

    :eek: :eek:
     
  13. Wisdom Seeker

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    My son's teacher last year had the children study and write reports as well as do art projects for Kwanzaa last school year. I talked to him about it and he said "I wanted the kids to learn about something different, they have been inundated with Christmas every year since they were in Kindergarten"

    It is my understanding that Kwanzaa is not a religious holiday, but takes place during what is considered a religious holiday season...Christmas.

    I want my children to experience and learn about other cultures. I explained to my children that it is good for them to learn about other cultures.

    In order to co-exist with each other, coming from a position of knowledge makes for better understanding.

    [ December 27, 2002, 06:11 PM: Message edited by: WisdomSeeker ]
     
  14. Wisdom Seeker

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    He needs all the votes.
     
  15. Justified

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    So!

    Did I say "Merry Kwanzza, to all?" :D

    Happy New Year to all! [​IMG]
     
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