Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Kwanzaa? Not for LaShawn Barber

I must admit I know little about Kwanzaa, but I'm trying to learn. I have no opinion about it yet. I can say that if I ever run into La Shawn Barber at this time of year, I won't say Happy Kwanzaa to her.

UPDATE: Here are two different views of Kwanzaa: The first, by blogger Cobb, is supportive, and the second, by Mary Katherine Ham on Hugh Hewitt's blog, is decidedly less so. Both views are well-reasoned and interesting.

My own bias is that I'd like to see less emphasis on differences and more on what we all have in common. I don't like racialism and its emphasis on racial identity and separateness. But if black Americans want to establish and celebrate a holiday that emphasizes sound principles, I will live and let live.

2 Comments:

Blogger James Manning said...

I would advise you not to stop and Lashawn's opinion. Try this blog: http://www.mdcbowen.org/cobb/ His family was one of the first to celebrate Kwanzaa and he has an interesting perspective on it.

I don't celebrate Kwanzaa but I am of the mindset to live and let live and go on about my business.  

Posted by james manning

Tuesday, December 27, 2005 9:02:00 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Ann Coulter once had a column  about Kwanzaa that was also less than supportive. 

Posted by Jeff

Wednesday, December 28, 2005 11:26:00 AM  

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