[quote="Kuan_Yin, post:8, topic:203963"]
Even though Kwanza's principals are aimed at Black children
I can't see the harm if every race and creed were at least mindful of them, they could be universal concepts.
Here is the list:
Umoja (Unity): To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.
Kujichagulia (Self-Determination): To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves.
Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility): To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers' and sisters' problems our problems, and to solve them together.
Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics): To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together.
Nia (Purpose): To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
Kuumba (Creativity): To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
Imani (Faith): To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.
I found it here:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwanzaa and here: officialkwanzaawebsite.org/index.shtml
I'm a white woman too, for the record.:)
I agree, those are all fine and dandy univeral concepts, but honestly, again, if the leader of the KKK had some holiday that promoted feeding and clothing the poor (or insert whichever universal concept here) black people would have a FIT having to observe it, just sayin'...