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Does Kwanzaa really exist?
posted by overeducated_alligator to human relations (33 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Does anyone actually celebrate it? I know it was conceived in the 1960's, with the purpose (in theory) of being a true African-American holiday... But all the black people I have ever met are Christian (or culturally Christian) and celebrate Christmas, or are Muslim.
I learned about Kwanzaa from my ultra-progressive public school system, but I've never met anyone who celebrated it. Do any of you celebrate it? Or have stories of going to Kwanzaa celebrations? Anyone have observations about this holiday as it is celebrated in the real world?