Citadel Cadets Accused Of Dressing In Klan Garb
Racism is rearing its ugly head once again at a college campus. This time, it’s the military college The Citadel and students appear to be conjuring images of the Ku Klux Klan to intimidate students of color. The cadets in question thought it would be just hilarious to dress up like klansmen and sing Christmas carols on SnapChat. Apparently not all of their followers were as racist as they are…
The Citadel, a public military college in South Carolina, says it is investigating photos posted on social media that show cadets wearing pillowcases over their heads — costumes reminiscent of the Ku Klux Klan.
The school will begin suspension proceedings for involved cadets, school President Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa said in a statement.
“These images are not consistent with our core values of honor, duty and respect,” Rosa said, calling the photos “offensive and disturbing.”
The photos show an upper-class student in front of seven cadets, the statement said. The cadets are wearing white pants, white T-shirts and white pillowcases with eye holes while holding pieces of paper in front of their eyes.
Preliminary reports are that the students “were singing Christmas carols as part of a ‘Ghosts of Christmas Past’ skit,” the statement said.
Hmmm…does this look like some simple “Christmas Cheer” to You??
Singing Christmas carols as “ghosts of Christmas past?” Funny…none of the ghosts featured in “A Christmas Carol” appeared to Ebenezer Scrooge in sheets at all — much less in makeshift Klan garb. But maybe they skipped that unit in literature…otherwise they might have realized how weak that excuse was. SMH.
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