Kamala’s Kwanzaa chronicles bring fodder to doubters in utter disbelief

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Democrat vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris has claimed that she grew up celebrating Kwanzaa, but because of the senator’s history of lying about virtually everything, few appear to believe her.

In a ratioed Twitter video posted on Saturday, i.e., on Kwanzaa, the senator stated, “My sister and I, we grew up celebrating Kwanzaa.”

“Every year, our family and our extended family, we would gather around across multiple generations, and we’d tell stories. The kids would sit on the carpet, and the elders would sit in chairs,” she continued.

“And we would light the candles, and of course afterward have a beautiful meal. And of course there was always a discussion of the seven principles.”

Watch the dubious video below:

“My favorite, I have to tell you, was always the one about self-determination: Kujichagulia. And you know, essentially it’s about ‘be.’ ‘Be and do.’ Be the person you want to be and do the things you want to do, and do the things that need to be done,” she added.

“It’s about not letting anyone write our future for us, but instead going out and writing it for ourselves. And that principle motivates me today as we seek to confront the challenges facing our country and to build a brighter future for all Americans. So, to everyone who is celebrating, Happy Kwanzaa, from our family to yours.”

The responses to her video are something to behold.

The most common response is utter disbelief.


Harris is the daughter of a Jamaican man and an Indian woman. Religion-wise, she meanwhile identifies as a Hindu.

The senator’s most notorious lie involved her claiming that she listened to rap artists Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur while she was “high” in college.


The problem is that Harris graduated from Howard University in 1986 and completed law school in 1989, years before Snoop Dogg and Tupac gained national prominence for their gangster rap.

As for her latest dubious claim, some critics responded to the senator by challenging the notion of Kwanzaa itself, describing it as a “made-up” holiday rooted in Marxism and racial resentment.


Some of what they alleged is correct.

“Kwanzaa was founded by Maulana Karenga, now the chairman of the California State University at Long Beach’s Department of Africana Studies, in 1966. Karenga termed his creation of the new holiday ‘an audacious act of self-determination,'” David Almasi of the black leadership group Project 21 notes.

“Karenga, a noted atheist and Marxist, teaches that Kwanzaa is based on seven principles, which he calls the ‘Nguzo Saba’ (the seven principles of African Heritage). He alleges this ‘is a communitarian African philosophy… the best of African thought and practice in constant exchange with the world.'”

The irony is that, apparently unbeknownst to Harris and other “progressives” like her,  though the holiday is technically rooted in Marxism, its principles have a very conservative feel to them.

“I believe that liberals who are now embracing Kwanzaa’s celebrated mainstream principles are actually deceiving themselves. The liberal agenda – with its devotion to big government and the welfare state – is a direct affront to each of the principles taught in the Kwanzaa celebration,” Almasi opines.

For instance, what does self-determination have to do with the modern Democrat Party’s “freebies for everybody” ideology?

It’s a point that a third round of critics were eager to remind Harris of:



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