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Virginia Mom Dresses Child In Ku Klux Klan Halloween Costume

A Virginia mother is defending her decision to dress her child as a Ku Klux Klan member for Halloween. Jessica Black put her 7-year-old son, Jackson, in a Klan robe and said it was a tradition in her family. But unsurprisingly, their community was outraged when the pair went trick-or-treating together.

“It’s supposed to be white with white. Black with black. Man with woman and all of that,” said Jessica to WHSV-TV. “That’s what the KKK stands for. The KKK every year, raises money to donate to the St. Jude’s.” Jackson told the TV station that he thought the costume was “cool” and liked “the hat part” most.

Jessica said she has received angry posts and threats on her Facebook page, but doesn’t see anything wrong with the costume. She also claimed to have made the costume herself, at Jackson’s request, but warned him about the potential dangers of wearing it.

“I told him that if you wear the costume, there’s gonna be people talking about you,” she said. “There’s gonna be people that say bad things to you when you wear it.”

Photos of several racist and controversial Halloween costumes ended up going viral last week, including the white men from Florida who dressed as Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman, and actress Julianne Hough donning blackface for her Orange is the New Black outfit.

The Ku Klux Klan had over four million members during their peak in the early 20th century. However, the group has struggled with unity for over 80 years and now has a scant 6,000 members.

(Photo: WHSY-TV)

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  • margie

    Idiots

  • Roger N. Kirkman

    Says, “white with white and black with black?” Did anyone say this when the slave traders took blacks from Africa to the colonies? Did anyone in the colonies use this reasoning when they set up settlements besides the local Algonquin Indians?

  • Diana Lee Morales

    Just another idiot trying to get attention and then trying to hide behind “It’s our tradition…” like she didn’t know it stood for. Mother of the year right there.

  • Laurie

    The fact that she would even try to justify this shows the level of stupidity we are dealing with.

    • Michael Anthony daye

      Thank you!

  • George Kerr

    How ridiculous is this? Is this woman trying to tell us that her 7-year old son is cognitive enough to comprehend what this means? What an idiot!

  • Nettie GL McKoy

    I feel for the boy that his mother would set up her kid for how he might be treated by his peers. Why didn’t she wear the sheet and dunce cap herself.

  • morn1960

    you cant fix stupid

    • my_two_cents

      Perhaps not her, but there may be hope for her boy….we can only hope as he grows into an adult the world allows him to see things clearly…

  • mpete

    Did anyone think hard when WHITE men took our Black women and enslaved them with your babies.

    • Toni Davis

      right…now thts not black with blacks or white with whites…thts white with black

  • liberalinlove

    I believe in parental rights except when there is abuse. I believe it is abusive to teach your children to hate. This child should be placed in another home.

  • Bettie McReynolds

    Honey, what would you like to be for Halloween? Superman? Batman? Elmo? Transformer? A Fireman? No Mom, I want to be a Klansman. I seriously doubt that. Cheap and easy costume however. I think she was just too lazy to make her son a real one. If ignorance is bliss, she has to be the happiest girl in the world!