Friday, January 4, 2013
State Sen. Glenn Grothman again grabbed headlines across the country after a press release regarding the relevancy of Kwanzaa sparked a controversial reaction from the public.
After calling Kwanzaa a fake holiday that "almost no black people care about," Sen. Glenn Grothman said he has heard a lot of positive feedback despite a negative reaction from some, including public officials. "Almost all of the private feedback has been positive," Grothman said. "First of all, people are thankful in finding out that Kwanzaa was founded by a violent, racist, Marxist — because some of them didn’t kow that. Secondly, they realized we shouldn't let such a person create a holiday … and promote it in our school system." The negative reaction was from a small, left fringe that supports an atheistic, socialist agenda," he said. "They are loud but tiny." Grothman sent out the press release attached to this article on Monday, and …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The state Senator from West Bend published a press release saying it's a holiday "almost no black people today care about." Vote in our poll on the subject.
State Sen. Glenn Grothman's opinion about Kwanzaa — that it is a false holiday that "almost no black people today care about" conjured up by a racist college professor and perpetuated by hard-core liberals — was strongly rebuked by a local Democratic Party leader. Patch users have commented passionately on both sides of the issue, some agreeing, some not and others seeing a couple sides of the argument. If you don't feel like commenting, simply vote in our poll. Or, jump in and join the discussion in the comments.
Monday, December 31, 2012
The West Bend Republican calls for an end to Kwanzaa, which he describes as a fake holiday aimed at dividing blacks and whites.
OUTSIDE MILWAUKEE, WI -- Calling it a holiday that "almost no black people today care about," state Sen. Glenn Grothman is characterizing Kwanzaa as a false holiday conjured up by a racist college professor and perpetuated by hard-core liberals. "Why must we still hear about Kwanzaa?" the Republican lawmaker from West Bend asked in a press release. "Why are hard-core left wingers still trying to talk about Kwanzaa — the supposed African-American holiday celebration between Christmas and New Year’s?" His remarks drew immediate criticism from a Democratic party leader, who called Grothman's comments "absolutely jaw-dropping." Starting the day after Christmas, the weeklong African-American holiday was created several decades ago by now …