The trouble with Kwanzaa

OPINION

I get the principles. But wearing kente cloth and knowing Swahili words doesn't make me any more authentic.

Ask the five closest black people to you if they celebrate Kwanzaa. Ask them to break down what it all means and how they’ve incorporated it into their holiday traditions. Turn to someone sitting next to you right now, and ask them to tell you about their Kwanzaa celebrations.

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