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

    Aside from the usual facepalm, I on a much lesser level felt compelled to admonish the writer for this:

    It's been quite the Halloween season for offensive costumes.
    Because of social media and blogs, right? I mean, there's no chance that dumbasses and assholes roam the streets every year, making this a statistically irrelevant year. No, no, because stuff shows up on blogs and stuff, it's totally more prevalent and serious.
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    Re: Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    lol, what larger lesson should I take from this: there are trashy racist in rural Virginia? Oh geeze, say it ain't so~!!!
    You called it a race baiting thread then you said they were racists....which is it?
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    Re: Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Aside from the usual facepalm, I on a much lesser level felt compelled to admonish the writer for this:



    Because of social media and blogs, right? I mean, there's no chance that dumbasses and assholes roam the streets every year, making this a statistically irrelevant year. No, no, because stuff shows up on blogs and stuff, it's totally more prevalent and serious.
    I had the same reaction to that line in the article.
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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
    You called it a race baiting thread then you said they were racists....which is it?
    why would you assume the two are mutually exclusive? You could very well cite some dumb-ass from Rural Virginia being a racist while making a bigger deal about it than it actually is. Yes, racists exists, and?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    why would you assume the two are mutually exclusive? You could very well cite some dumb-ass from Rural Virginia being a racist while making a bigger deal about it than it actually is. Yes, racists exists, and?
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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 had the same reaction to that line in the article.
    My reaction is stronger than most, because for the most part I think bloggers can be shut down the invisible internet tube and we would have lost maybe 5 good writers at most (most of whom have day jobs in the mainstream press anyway).

    Then when I saw that it was some 20-something looking gal, I wanted to shake the little turd into reading a god damned book and pull her away from her cell phone.

    But I digress on the insanity of 21st century journalism.....
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    Re: Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    journalism.....

    That's very generous of you.
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    Re: Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    The KKK on the front was a dead giveaway.

    Todays store bought Casper the Ghost costumes have in big letters front and back "Casper the Friendly Ghost."

    I wonder how a KKK costume that had "The Friendly KKK" on the front would go over in South Central or the South Side of Chicago ?



    The key word is 'friendly'.

    No average American could dislike anyone who is 'friendly', Except, maybe, the friendly IRS.
    Last edited by shrubnose; 11-06-13 at 07:01 AM.

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

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    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.
    Just to point out something. No one has said racism is dead. What is said is institutionalised racism is dead, and in the US it is for all practical purposes. HUGE difference.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Black Manta View Post
    Just to point out something. No one has said racism is dead.
    What is said is institutionalised racism is dead, and in the US it is for all practical purposes. HUGE difference.



    Wrong.

    Lots of people have said, and continue to say that racism is dead.

    It isn't.

    Those who say that it is have an agenda, and their agenda is not about equal rights for all.

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