Kevin Scheunemann on December 27, 2014 at 11:18 pm What surprises me is that any women were there. The founder of Kwanza was a notorious abuser of women. Glenn Grothman put it best: “Karenga went to prison shortly after inventing Kwanzaa. He tortured women who were part of his cult, the United Slaves, who were not sufficiently obedient. He held hot irons against them and forced detergent and hoses in their mouth. Karenga tightened a woman’s toes in a vice and held a gun to other women’s faces. For the above he was convicted of two counts of felonious assault and one count of false imprisonment and sentenced to one to ten years in prison in California in 1971. The cult, which he formed, was involved in murderous competition with the Black Panthers in Los Angeles in the late 1960s. The Panthers were considered the more moderate of the two groups.” Kwanza get more play in the Madison Public schools where liberal teachers embrace woman beaters and teach the kids to follow.