GOP State Senator Slams Kwanzaa, Says Blacks Don't Care
Wisconsin Senator Glenn Grothman says the holiday divides the country.
Kwanzaa just ended New Year's Day, but if you were looking forward to this year's celebration, at least one white Wisconsin senator wants the African American cultural celebration to be done away with.
In a statement that's infuriated many, Sen. Glenn Grothman of Wisconsin said he sees no point in celebrating Kwanzaa, opining that, "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 Republican state senator called for Kwanzaa to be "slapped down" as a holiday and also criticized Maulana Karenga, the California State University professor who created the holiday, calling the scholar a “violent nut.”
Meg Moen, Democratic Party leader of Ozaukee County in Wisconsin called Grothman's statements Monday “jaw dropping. Not only does Senator Grothman seem to find his inherit racism acceptable, he implores people to follow his lead.” (Mediaite)