So a mother in Virginia dressed her 7-year-old son like a Klansman for Halloween, and says it’s no big deal. Why? Well, aside from the fact that the KKK has reformed its reputation, according to Jessica Black, it’s no big deal because the Klan raises money for St. Jude’s Children Hospital.
Now we’ve discussed this Halloween racism thing here at The Intersection of Madness & Reality recently, but I have to tell you: This one takes the fucking cake. Apparently being post-racial means that not only is it okay to don blackface and poke fun at black people — and, other minorities. It’s also okay to get the kids involved; especially when educating them about this country’s history and “cool” costumes is so old school.
This from WSHV.com:
Jessica Black, whose son dressed as a Klansman for Halloween, said the costume is seen as a family tradition.
“My brother has when he was in Kindergarten and when he was 13.”
When Black’s 7-year-old son asked her if he could also dress as a member of the white supremacist group, she made him the costume.
“It was cool,” said Jackson Black, when asked why he wore the controversial costume.
“I did tell him that if you do it, you know there’s going to be people talking about you, there’s going to be people saying bad things about you when you do wear it,” said Jessica Black.
No, how about telling the poor kid that wearing a Klansman costume justifies people saying ugly things about him? I’m not into telling people how they should raise their kids. However, how about using this as an opportunity to say, “You know, you really don’t want to wear something like that, son. Yes, you don’t want people thinking you’re dumb racist hick just like your mommy. No, racism is only cool if you’re a Republican.”
Neighbors said they were shocked when they saw Black’s costume.
[…] When asked where he learned about the costume, Jackson said he saw it in the movie ‘Fried Green Tomatoes.’
His mom maintains there is nothing wrong with the costume or the Ku Klux Klan, which she says still exists in Craigsville.
“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. The KKK every year, raises money to donate to the St. Jude’s,” said Jessica Black.
Knowing that it upsets people, Jackson said he will still wear the costume.
I’m so glad that she didn’t use us being “post-racial” as justification. But then again, I wish she actually did use that as an excuse. Why? Because it’s hard for me to believe that this mother-of-the-year candidate actually said what she said; and, was so nonchalant with it. Okay, who am I kidding? This woman lives in Virginia, folks; yes, and the south hasn’t changed that much since the first African slaves landed in Jamestown, Virginia.
Besides, wearing a Klansman robe for Halloween is a family tradition. Yep, clearly dressing up as a Klansman for Halloween it’s right up there with Thanksgiving Turkey Bowl, cross burnings, and lynchings. I swear, some of you’s white folks play too damn much. What’s next? Someone will have the nerve to play a joke by calling Barack Obama a Kenyan or something? But of course me saying that makes me, well, kinda sorta racist, yes?
So yeah, a black kid in Chicago gets kicked out of school last week for wearing a Jesus costume for Halloween. But, a white woman with the last name Black, dresses her 7-year-old son in a Klansman costume, and it’s no big deal. You know, because that’s just how “certain people” roll.
See what you did, Barack??