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Contributor: Concerned Citizen Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Tags: Family & Relationships
How Parents Transfer Racism to Children
Submitted: 2013-11-05 16:22:15 -05:00
I saw this story on the Facebook page of celebrity, Donnie Simpson. Mr. Simpson wrote provided the following:
"Did you see the story about the mother who let her 7-year-old son wear a Ku Klux Klan costume on Halloween? She justified it by saying that it’s a family tradition. I bet it is.
She said "My brother has worn it when he was in Kindergarten and when he was 13.” She went on to claim there is nothing wrong with the costume or The KKK, which she says still exists in her town, which is Craigsville, Virginia. "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.” She forgot one, stupid with stupid.
Here is another quote from this genius. "The KKK every year raises money to donate to the St. Jude's.” Well thanks for that info Missy. I didn’t know that. That totally changes my opinion of them. That more than offsets the racist hatred these terrorists represent. They’re good guys after all. I should have known by the white sheets."
A number of questions and discussions emerge from the sad story, including: 1) To what extent do racists hide this illness by introducing some benign excuses for it; 2) How does the illness get eradicated when parents are the most influential source of a child's development; 3) Does an act of virtue in any way diminish racist nature of an individual or organization -- as in the KKK donating to St. Jude.; 4) Should the recipient reject a donation from a racist donor (organization) or should the greater good of ultimate beneficiaries remain the principal concern?
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Contributor: Concerned Citizen
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Tags: Family & Relationships