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    Re: Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Spare me your subjective nonsense. It's an established fact that names can and do cause damage to the individual:

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    Now, try calling your kid some **** like "Aryan Race" and see how that works out for you.
    Good thing people can change their names when they get older. Once again you demonstrated no harm. Instead we have your OPINION and that is not enough for government force. Time to leave the Thought Police behind.
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    Re: Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Here's another story of two kids wearing KKK costumes.....one kid is white and the other is black.





    2 suspended for wearing KKK costumes to N. Utah school | The Salt Lake Tribune



    I think it's kind of funny. I remember when some Christians complained about kids dressing up as witches and satan.

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    Re: Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Institutional racism is dead, you're never going to forcibly change the minds of individuals who insist on believing stupid things, so long as they don't act on it. People have a right to wear whatever they want, whether you like it or not. They broke no laws. Deal with it.
    Why so paranoid??? No one said anything about not allowing them to do it. I am free however, to have an opinion about it and express it here. Sounds like you are defending bigotry and ignorance.
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    Re: Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I'd support putting it towards a savings account for the kid.
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    Re: Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    I think it is a little unrealistic not to consider history in this case. You can not simply refer to a KKK costume as " a costume that's been in the family for generations" it makes is sound too innocent. A tag it does not deserve.

    Also, I'm pretty sure that attitudes are included in the definition of bigotry it's not just actions. Attitudes are typically expressed through words or actions anyway so its manifestation is kind of inevitable.
    Then let me refer you to what I said above - do you think that every truck or home in the south that has a picture of or flies a Confederate flag is insinuating that slavery is perfectly okay and should be allowed? With your argument above, you're making exactly that claim.

    No, I do not think that you should go to jail for burning the flag. I think that kind of loyalty to a sheet of fabric is dangerous.
    You don't see a slight hint of hypocrisy here?

    You're essentially making my case for me - it's just a "sheet of fabric", as is a Klansman uniform. The Klan is not the sheet; it's the man underneath it. You can't claim symbolism in one area and not claim it in another. You're trivializing your own argument.

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    Re: Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    Why so paranoid??? No one said anything about not allowing them to do it. I am free however, to have an opinion about it and express it here. Sounds like you are defending bigotry and ignorance.
    No, I'm just pointing out that there's tons of bigotry and ignorance to go around, even from your side.
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    Re: Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

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    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    That's rather a subjective thing isn't it. Why criticize or demean the concerns of others? It seems like an odd reaction. Defensive almost.
    Thos woman and her family are getting feath threats. Nice job of blowing it out of proportion. It's just a ****ing Halloween costume! Whats next? Burn little girls that dress like a witch at the stake?
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    Re: Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    I am not all a flutter. That's you (and a few others) projecting because you don't want to deal with or admit to the deeper issue. Honestly, why do you guys always resort to such childish tactics. Stop it.
    again, what deeper issue? I keep asking and you keep not answering

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    Re: Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Good thing people can change their names when they get older.
    Yep, still doesn't spare them the bullying, social exclusion etc that is experienced by individuals with "unique" names. Which is what I was getting at. You don't have a right to name someone else in a way that makes them into a social pariah.
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    Re: Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    hate to break it to you, but there are black folks out there who think there is nothing wrong with the new black panthers and that blacks shouldn't marry whites or any other "race" except blacks.
    And that is racism and bigotry.


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