Glenn Grothman, a state senator in Wisconsin has a problem with Kwanzaa. He wants it wiped out and doesn’t want it being shared in schools across America. Grothman went so far as to issue a press release recently, warning parents. The release included, “Be on the lookout if a K-12 or college teacher tries to tell your children or grandchildren that it’s a real holiday.”
The senator appeared on CNN where he was challenged by host Ashleigh Banfield and Roland Martin. You can view the video below.
Wisconsin state senator Glenn Grothman raised many eyebrows on Monday when he released a statement railing against Kwanzaa, declaring that “no black people today care” about it, only “white left-wingers.” Grothman attempted to explain himself on CNN tonight, with guest host Ashleigh Banfield and Roland Martin both asking him with increasing incredulity what his problem is exactly with Kwanzaa, and what makes its origins so much more bothersome to him than other holidays with less-than-pleasant origins.
Do you celebrate Kwanzaa? Should it be taught in schools? Do they teach the principles of Kwanzaa in your child’s school?