Parents should protest outrageous Kwanzaa presentations in schools

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Dec 21, 2014 No Comments ›› admin

by Lynn Woolley

For the second time this week, a local newspaper has carried a story about elementary school students learning the meaning of Kwanzaa.

Kwanzaa presentation in Temple, TX schools (Photo: Temple Daily Telegram)

Kwanzaa presentation in Temple, TX schools (Photo: Temple Daily Telegram)

The Logic Minute is all about learning – so bring it on. But if schools are going to teach elementary kids about Kwanzaa – they should do it truthfully. One presenter told kindergarteners and first-graders that Kwanzaa is about “unity.” That’s not what its creator said.

According to Ron Everett, now known as Dr. Maulana Karenga – it is more about separation of the races – a “re-Africanization process or a going back to black” as he put it. And Everett – or Karenga if you prefer – is not a nice man. His organization called US fought with another black militant group — the Black Panthers and Everett was convicted of assaulting females in his own group. So, yes – teach about Kwanzaa – but do it honestly.

I can’t possibly know for sure but it is my impression that young teachers in our multicultural school systems have no idea about Everett, his many crimes (committed almost entirely against black people), or the real meaning of this made-up and despicable “holiday.”

You can read my 2001 column “So This Is Kwanzaa” for the true story of Everett and his holiday.

Ron Everett, creator of Kwanzaa

Ron Everett, creator of Kwanzaa

Beyond that, we must wonder if “presentations” are allowed in schools about Christmas – or Hanukkah, for that matter. The school districts that were honoring Kwanzaa were in Waco, Texas and Temple, Texas respectively. WBDaily would like to know whether these school districts would be open to two other types of presentations:

First, could a speaker come to Waco or Temple schools to make a presentation about the Christ Child and how he was born in a manger in Bethlehem? FOX News has famously been criticized for its coverage of what Bill O’Reilly, John Gibson, and others have called a War on Christmas. I attended a fourth-grade Christmas program in Salado, Texas last Thursday night. The children were outstanding, but through twelve songs, there was no mention of the Christ Child or any religious aspect of Christmas.

Second, could a speaker come to Waco or Temple schools and present the true story of Ron Everett, the avowed Marxist who created Kwanzaa? I can tell you up front that I would be available to make that presentation to high school students, but not to first-graders. The story is not nice, not pretty, and far too intense for young children.

Kwanzaa is apparently seen by schools as a way to further the multicultural agenda that is so intertwined in today’s academic thinking. Teaching about other cultures is fine and should be done in the right way – namely while teaching that American culture is the exceptional one.

Parents? Are you involved in your children’s education? If so, wake up! Any parent that would say nothing while these glowing Kwanzaa presentations are made in our taxpayer-supported schools ought to be ashamed. For the sake of what is decent and truthful – take a stand!

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