Four High School students wear Klan-like costumes for a history reenactment class project.
The group walked around school with the white sheets and even went so far as to ask a black student if he wanted to take part in the filming reenactment of a lynching.
Some students were said to be scared. The teacher says it was a bad decision.
Come on – it’s one thing to discuss the horrible acts of some of our ancestors – but it’s entirely another to create the horrific visuals.
If my child had come home asking for a white sheet and shared details of his “history assignment” I would have been on a tirade. There are more people at fault here.
Years ago, at the urging of a family member, I took my boys to a local barber shop for a haircut. Thank God they were too little to pay much attention to the walls. It appeared as if the barber took great pride in his extensive collection of actual lynching photographs.
I was mortified.
I can’t believe such bigotry exists in this day and age. Certainly there is prejudice on various levels – and I’m guilty of the same, however, my prejudice encompasses the bad behaviors of all races – because bad behavior knows no color.