Sunday, December 28, 2008

'Devotees of Kwanzaa'

That peculiar phrase makes its appearance in a column by intellectual race hustler Michael Eric Dyson:
But the holiday's most faithful practitioners proclaim its original intent: bridging black folk across the chasms of land, language, water and religion as they forge solidarity in resisting obstacles and embracing opportunities to their common destiny. As the devotees of Kwanzaa understand, those aspirations have never been of much interest to the mainstream during any period of the nation's history. And the increased fortunes of black folk cause many of them to focus their energy and attention elsewhere. But for its true believers, Kwanzaa is as relevant and necessary now as it's ever been.
Are your eyes rolling out of your head yet?

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