31567RE: ALL: CONGRESS CAUSES UNITED STATES TO ACT LIKE KKK, SAYS IT'S A NATIONAL TRADITION - WHAT ARE YOUR COMMENTS?*
- Nov 5, 2013
Oh KKK Halloween Costumes are not nearly as bad as Congress and Politicians and Government in general letting (and causing) Blacks and Latinos to have Bad Education and Bad Health Care and Bad Job Opportunities and Bad Housing etc. etc. etc. – and unfortunately - that is a United States Tradition.
It is Not Just the Symbolic Oppression – of bad words and symbols (like a KKK costume for instance) that needs to be Stopped But ALSO the real world Economic and Political Oppression of “minorities” Like Blacks and Latinos that goes on Today in Massive Amounts.
Racism is far from over in Today’s World.
(above): Jackson Black's costume. Screen grab courtesy of WHSV.
Video at http://tinyurl.com/mxgo39q
*? 2 ALL:
MOM LETS SON WEAR KKK HALLOWEEN COSTUME, SAYS IT'S A FAMILY TRADITION -
Jessica Black dressed her son 7-year-old son up as KKK member for Halloween.
The boy thought the costume was ‘cool.’ –nydailynews.com
Cavan Sieczkowski reports:
A Virginia mother let her 7-year-old son wear a Ku Klux Klan costume this Halloween because, she insisted, it's a family tradition.
Jessica Black of Craigsville, Va., let her son, Jackson, dress as a Klansman with a floor-length white robe and full-faced white hood, according to local ABC affiliate WHSV. The outfit garnered media attention after a photo of the boy dressed in the KKK regalia was posted to the WHSV Facebook page. When Black was confronted by the news network, she defended her decision.
"My brother has [worn it] when he was in Kindergarten and when he was 13," Black said. She went on to claim there is nothing wrong with the costume or with the White Supremacist group, which she says still exists in their Virginia town. "It's supposed to be white with white, black with black, man with woman and all of that. That's what the KKK stands for."
Black said the get-up is ‘family tradition’ and warned her son ahead of wearing the
costume that there would be many who disapproved. At least one neighbor critized
the mother for raising her son this way.
"A mini kkk costume??? In our area??? Sounds like something we should ALL be concerned about. #noroomforacistsonthisplanet," one respondent wrote on the WHSV Facebook page. Another defended the child on the station's "Daybreak" Facebook page, saying he probably thought it was a ghost costume.
Some users were angry that the town was being criticized for the act of one individual, but others criticized these people for missing the larger point.
"The fact of the matter is that this event could have happened anywhere in the US and you all being more outraged that your town has a bad name than the actual issue at hand is extremely disappointing," wrote one woman. "A few of you have missed the point completely. Just because we are in a new century does not mean that racism is a thing of the past. Racism is alive and well and if you opened your eyes, you'd see it clearly." (continued below)
Black said the get-up is ‘family tradition’ and warned her son ahead of wearing the costume
that there would be many who disapproved. At least one neighbor critized the mother for
raising her son this way. – nydailynews.com
Mom lets son wear KKK Halloween costume, says it's a family tradition - what are your comments?
Voice of the People
Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition
The Huffington Post | By Cavan Sieczkowski Posted: 11/04/2013 11:10 am EST | Updated: 11/04/2013 3:32 pm EST
...It's been quite the Halloween season for offensive costumes. First there was actress Julianne's Hough's major mistake of going out in blackface to portray "Orange Is the New Black" character Crazy Eyes. Then, two men thought it would be funny to go out as Trayvon Martin (in blackface) and George Zimmerman. And the latest adult to face backlash on Twitter is the young woman who decided to dress up as a Boston bombing victim.
So much for setting a good example for our kids.
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