Troll got me (was Re: Is there no end)

From: Chris <>
Date: Tue Dec 18 00:22:28 2001

>I based my statement upon information gleaned from conversations with my
>customers, 80% of which are black. Most of them think that Kwanzaa was
>"made up" by retailers in order to get their money. Some have told me that
>they resent the "social engineering" aspect of Kwanzaa. Here in the South,
>there seems to be very little support of or identification with this event
>among African-Americans.

Oh, you need to come up here, and visit the heavily black neighborhoods
of Jersey City (conviently, right where my wife grew up)... there,
Kwanzaa is a big deal, and it has NOTHING to do with retailers getting
their money. It has everything to do with their not celebrating christmas
because that is whitey's holiday, and crackers are the enemy (their
terms, not mine... I get "whitey"... I get "white bread"... but
cracker?!? I would ask when visiting my inlaws... but I would just get my
ass kicked, or worse, shot).

As to the REAL reason for Kwanzaa, I have no idea, but I do know, around
here it is entirely a racial thing, and the only people that really seem
to take it seriously are the inner city high crime area
Afican-Americans... which unfortuantly gives the whole thing a bad notion
up here. Its a shame really, as I am sure there was a real reason for it,
but like many other things, it has been badly perverted by a very very
select group of people who decided to use it for their own agenda.


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