Friday, December 26, 2003

Happy St Stephen’s Day/Boxing Day!

Kwanzaa is kraap The truth about Kwanzaa
I'm sure that somewhere in the States some well-intentioned black people are celebrating this with its ethnic-pride theme and ceremonial stolen taken from religion (on the TV I saw a dashiki-wearing dad celebrating it with his kids - looked downright high liturgically) but I've never met anyone who does. It is in every way, as this article points out, a made-up holiday, not African at all and nearly exactly as old as I am. (Link has been updated/fixed.)

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