Glenn Grothman, a Wisconsin state senator since 2005, proclaimed in a press release late last week that Kwanzaa, the holiday designed to give blacks their own Christmas and Hanukkah equivalent, is nothing but a left-wing scam to divide blacks and whites. Because what better way to begin the new year than with some good and very old fashioned race baiting? Here's an excerpt from Grothman's release:

Of course, almost no black people today care about Kwanzaa—just white left-wingers who try to shove this down black people's throats in an effort to divide Americans. Irresponsible public school districts such as Green Bay and Madison (and who knows how many others, see links below) try to tell a new generation that blacks have a separate holiday than Christians. Waring Fincke, left-wing West Bend lawyer and vice chair of the Washington County Democratic Party, encouraged people to learn more about Kwanzaa in a column in July. Fortunately, almost all black people ignore Waring Fincke and his ilk and their efforts to divide Americans.

Despite the fact that estimates say between 1 and 2 million blacks celebrate Kwanzaa in America—and up to 40 million worldwide—Grothman warns parents to "be on the lookout if a K-12 or college teacher tries to tell your children or grandchildren it's a real holiday." You know, as opposed to that Real Holiday in which the guy from the North Pole brings everyone in the world gifts to celebrate the time the virgin gave birth to God's son.

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