Ashleigh Banfield just destroyed the arguments of the anti-Kwanzaa state representative
She handled this so well...
CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield And Roland Martin Tear Into State Senator With Anti-Kwanzaa Crusade by Josh Feldman | 9:47 pm, January 2nd, 2013 VIDEO» 57 comments
Wisconsin state senator Glenn Grothman raised many eyebrows on Monday when he released a statement railing against Kwanzaa, declaring that “no black people today care” about it, only “white left-wingers.” Grothman attempted to explain himself on CNN tonight, with guest host Ashleigh Banfield and Roland Martin both asking him with increasing incredulity what his problem is exactly with Kwanzaa, and what makes its origins so much more bothersome to him than other holidays with less-than-pleasant origins.
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Grothman’s main contention was that the Kwanzaa holiday was created by a racist who hated the idea that Christ died for everyone’s sins. He explained to Banfield that “not enough TV types” understand the “violent, racist past” of Kwanzaa founder Maulana Karenga. Banfield pointed out that when people celebrate a holiday, they generally don’t give much thought to the person who founded it.
Banfield revealed on the air that Grothman refused CNN’s offer to put him on with Roland Martin because he didn’t want to face anyone who was pro-Kwanzaa. Grothman told Banfield she was misrepresenting the facts, and that was when Banfield revealed Martin waiting in the wings, itching to jump into the conversation. Martin immediately asked Grothman what his particular beef is with Kwanzaa, considering that all holidays were created by humans at some point.