Thursday, November 04, 2004

First prize and suspension for KKK kid

"GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A high school student's costume garnered a top prize — and a five-day suspension — at the school's Halloween masquerade party.

The Ku Klux Klansman getup took the prize for the scariest costume at the City High School dance attended by the principal, assistant principal and other staff members.

Superintendent Bert Bleke said he agreed with the school's decision to suspend the student but wanted to know why adults at the party failed to stop the senior, who was wearing a white-hooded outfit, from entering, much less winning a prize
." LancasterOnline

Crazy bastard. But then who can blame the poor asshole? His teachers hand him sweets in one hand, and then slap him in the balls with the other. I wonder if the "Mind-Fuck" method of education was also employed at Columbine High? Now here's a blinder: was the student black, and if not, would a black student have been suspended for pitching in the same outfit? And if a tree falls in the forest and no-one is around, does anyone actually give a shit?

I don't know how well this translates into a South African context - if I were to dress up as Verwoerd or Eugene Terre'blanche, would anyone be even vaguely frightened, let alone take me seriously? Not likely. On the other hand, if I were to dress down as Beau Brummel...

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