Democrats Criticized For Wearing Kente Cloth As 'Publicity Stunt'


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U.S. Democrats are being criticized for for using Ghana's Kente cloth as a "political prop" while wearing stoles made from the African textile during a moment of silence for George Floyd.

The African American Intellectual History Society says the colors of Kente cloth, which was produced as early as 1,000 BC, hold special meaning on status, spiritual and ancestral awareness.

Hollywood screenwriter Eric Haywood criticized Democrats, tweeting "What if they, like, just passed some laws instead of dressing up like a Wakandan chess set?"

Chairwoman for the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Karen Bass, said that the white lawmakers were wearing the Kente cloth as a symbol of solidarity. Social media didn't seem to agree...

Read the full report on BBC News.

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