Tonight on AC360: War on Kwanzaa?
January 2nd, 2013
05:45 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: War on Kwanzaa?

Wisconsin State Senator Glenn Grothman is not backing down on his characterization of Kwanzaa. In a press release titled “Why Must We Still Hear About Kwanzaa?,” he accused “hard-core left wingers” of using the holiday, celebrated by African-Americans in late December, as a way to divide the country.

Grothman claimed “almost no black people today care about Kwanzaa,” and he directly went after the creator of the holiday, Maulana Karenga, and teachers who talk about it as “real” with their students.

Tonight we’ll ask him to respond to critics who call his statement offensive, and we’ll hear from Roland Martin who will be on after Grothman because the Senator said he did not want to appear with someone who would defend Kwanzaa. Tune in at 8 and 10 p.m. ET.

UPDATE Watch the interviews:

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