This is how you teach hate to your young. This so-called “mother” allowed her 7-year-old child to wear a KKK hood as a Halloween costume. And she sees nothing wrong with it. She thinks the KKK and the look on her child is “meaningful.”
A 7-year-old boy’s homemade Ku Klux Klan Halloween costume is continuing to stir controversy and threats days after he was photographed trick-or-treating in his Craigsville, Virginia neighborhood.
Jessica Black, the pint-sized boy’s mother who made his white robe and cloak, says her son understood the risk when putting it on. Not only that, it’s a “family tradition,” she argued.
“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,” Black defended to WHSV.
True to her word, Black says she has received several online threats since word and pictures spread of her son’s attire.
Black’s son, appearing oblivious to those threats — and the outfit’s meaning — told a WHSV reporter he first saw it in the 1991 movie, “Fried Green Tomatoes.”
Asked why he wanted to wear it, he answered, “Cause it was cool.”
Black argues it being more than just cool but meaningful.
“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,” said Black. “The KKK every year raises money to donate to the St. Jude’s.”
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which describes the KKK as “the most infamous – and oldest – of American hate groups,” there are at least eight active chapters in the state of Virginia.
Texas has the most with 26 chapters. Mississippi has 17 and Georgia 11.
Craigsville neighbor Wendi Sprouse, who saw Black’s son donning the cloak on Halloween night, called the costume and his ignorant upbringing completely unacceptable.0