Page 23 of 34 FirstFirst ... 13212223242533 ... LastLast
Results 221 to 230 of 333

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

  1. #221
    Sage
    VanceMack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:28 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    54,677

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

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    It is not innocuous. You don't think this particular costume is a reflection of that attitude? Of course it is.

    If someone flips you off, does that offend you? It's just a finger?
    Actually I take it to mean they are wishing me a good ****ing. And really...how can that be a bad thing. Oh...I suppose you could make it mean ANYTHING...but then...that's kinda the point.

  2. #222
    Sage
    Hatuey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:58 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    42,045

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    So now "unique" names are out?
    Sure, names like Aryan Race and Hitler are perfect examples of names which should be on some sort of black list.

    Again, you've demonstrated no harm,
    Except I demonstrated the fact that names do harm a person's chances at gaining employment. That you refuse to see that is your problem.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

  3. #223
    Sage
    Moot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Utah
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:35 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    27,463

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    She stated that there is nothing wrong with the group. Nothing wrong with a racist, violent, anti semeitc, group.
    She said "Its supposed to BE white with white, black with black, etc etc". Meaning that whites should marry blacks or any other minority and any other minority shoulndt be with whites.
    Yeah, that does sound kinda supremest, doesn't it? When she said the costume had been in her family for generations.....suggested that her family may have worn the "costume" for other occasions as well.....such as neck tie parties.



    I'm still trying to understand why a KKK robe can't be a costume if it's worn on Halloween as a costume. Isn't the point of Halloween to dress up as something you're not? I've seen people dress up as Indians, Jesus, Al Qaeda, Nazi's, prostitutes, the Pope, nuns, hillbillies, etc...and p-u ...one guy just stopped taking a bath for three months for his costume. His stench was very offensive by Halloween and at the party no one could stand to be near him, let alone in the same room. lol

    Anyway, Americans seem to love dressing up in costumes whether its for Civil War re-enactments, or Renaissance Fair, Burning Man, Trekky and comic book conventions, Goths, Emos, bikers, etc. Costumes are a form of free expression and some are political, some are sexy, some are scary and some are just bad. Like art, costumes can make people think and there's certainly no shortage of art critics and someone is always bound to get offended. But in a way, that could be a good thing because it gets people talking and discussing the issue instead of ignoring it. I've heard blacks (Boondocks?) mention that apathy is almost worse than blatant racism because at least with racism, blacks weren't ignored..whereas with apathy, nobody seems to care at all.

  4. #224
    Sage
    Ikari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Last Seen
    12-08-17 @ 01:05 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    54,124

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Sure, names like Aryan Race and Hitler are perfect examples of names which should be on some sort of black list.



    Except I demonstrated the fact that names do harm a person's chances at gaining employment. That you refuse to see that is your problem.
    Actually you didn't. Because names are not forever and can be changed. The issue here is that YOU do not like the name and YOU think people shouldn't be able to do it and YOU think people should have to listen to what YOU think. That you refuse to see that is your problem.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

  5. #225
    Sage
    Hatuey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:58 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    42,045

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Actually you didn't. Because names are not forever and can be changed.
    As children can't change their names until they're 18, your statement is false. Again, you don't have a right to make your kids into social pariahs.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

  6. #226
    Sage
    Ikari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Last Seen
    12-08-17 @ 01:05 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    54,124

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    As children can't change their names until they're 18, your statement is false. Again, you don't have a right to make your kids into social pariahs.
    Yeah, and what you posted said careers. Most kids before 18 do not have careers. Your statement is false. Again, you don't have the right to make everyone follow your group think.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

  7. #227
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Theoretical Physics Lab
    Last Seen
    01-06-15 @ 11:06 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    25,120

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

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    It is not innocuous. You don't think this particular costume is a reflection of that attitude? Of course it is.

    If someone flips you off, does that offend you? It's just a finger?
    No it doesn't offend me. I usually flip them off in return.

    Do you expect me to chase them down in my car so I can kick their ass?

  8. #228
    Sage
    Ikari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Last Seen
    12-08-17 @ 01:05 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    54,124

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Do you expect me to chase them down in my car so I can kick their ass?
    That sounds like way more effort than it's worth.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

  9. #229
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Theoretical Physics Lab
    Last Seen
    01-06-15 @ 11:06 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    25,120

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    That sounds like way more effort than it's worth.
    If I didn't do anything that was more effort than it was worth, I'd still be a virgin.

  10. #230
    Global Moderator
    The Hammer of Chaos
    Goshin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Dixie
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:22 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    44,159

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

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

    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.

    "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."


    Seriously?....seriously!!....seriously

    How stupid do you have to be to not get that this is, at the very least, a really really bad idea for your child's Halloween costume? For all those folks out there who claim that racism is dead....ummmmmmm....no.


    Racism isn't dead, but it is definitely on life support. One idiot proves nothing.

    Fiddling While Rome Burns
    ISIS: Carthago Delenda Est
    "I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."

Page 23 of 34 FirstFirst ... 13212223242533 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •