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Wisconsin State Senator Glenn Grothman Calls Kwanza an "Effort to Divide America"

| by Michael Allen

Wisconsin State Senator Glenn Grothman recently attacked Kwanza, in a December press release, claiming that it was "an effort to divide America."

In his press release, entitled 'Why Must We Still Hear About Kwanza,' Grothman wrote: “Of course, almost no black people today care about Kwanza, just white left-wingers who try to shove this down black people’s throats in an effort to divide America."

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“Irresponsible public school districts…try to tell a new generation that blacks have a separate holiday than Christians. Be on the lookout if a K-12 or college teacher tries to tell your children or grandchildren it’s a real holiday."

Kwanza was created by Professor Maulana Karenga in 1966 as an alternative celebration to honor African American heritage, reports RawStorycom.

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Grothman claimed: “[Professor Maulana 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, Kwanza.”