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How to not come off as a racist

You can tell a lot about a white person from how he or she reacts to being greeted with "Happy Kwanzaa."

It starts Monday.

Sure, it's a made-up holiday. But it could be argued that the same might be said of one or two other special occasions I don't need to name.

The way some people react to the very idea of Kwanzaa suggests they have a problem with more than just this seasonal festival. Enough said.

Of course, it could be that the person saying "Happy Kwanzaa" is actually the one doing the mocking. Or maybe they are perfectly sincere. Sometimes it is hard to tell.

As always, a silent smile and a friendly nod is a good way to go..







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