Utah students learns hard lesson about racism and tolerance. No-one should ever wear something that looks like a Ku Klux Klan hood and think it will be shrugged off as nothing. The KKK made the lives of blacks in this country a living hell. Here’s an excerpt from the Salt Lake Tribune:
The teenager who sparked a racism probe at Alta High School when he wore what resembled a Ku Klux Klan hood is back in class. And his mother is speaking out in his defense, hoping the experience can be a catalyst for conversations with other children who may not fully understand the history and hurt of discrimination.
The boy’s mother, who asked to remain anonymous to protect her son’s identity, said he became caught up in the frenzy that surrounds the annual “spirit bowl” at Alta. Seniors dress in black, juniors in white and sophomores in red for a battle of the classes. Each class tries to show they have the most school spirit. Some students dye their hair, wear masks or flaunt capes.
The Alta High mother said her son found a shortened, white pillowcase with eye holes sitting on the bleachers and donned it when his friends encouraged a “whiteout.” He didn’t make the mask or bring it to school. When he ran onto the gym floor raising his arms in the air, she said, he was taunting seniors — not making a “Heil, Hitler” salute.
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