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Minnesota High School Students Dress Up Like KKK For Dodgeball Tournament

A Minnesota area high school has come under intense scrutiny after several white male students were caught showing up to a dodgeball dressed like the Ku Klux Klan.

As first reported by WCCO, students from Mound Westonka High School were spotted by parents and community members wearing pointed white hats and robes, with one person being identified as a “Grand Wizard,” a term historically assigned to Klan leaders.

Via Raw Story:

“I turned around, and the team behind me looked like they came in with a Ku Klux Klan uniform — or an interpretation of it,” said high school senior Ryan Anderson. “It was something to say the least.”

According to administrators, they are investigating the incident along with reports that students were making white supremacist comments on social media.

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2 comments

  1. In no way, do I support the KKK or any of its’ messaging or methods. It is a stain on our history. Nor do I agree with the Westboro Baptist church sign holders, nor the censorship of Danish cartoons, nor the ban on Salman Rushdie’s Statanic Verses book or the Charlie Hebdo caricatures.

    The point is, our history and battlefields are littered with brave souls who defended our right to free expression and free speech. These rights were not created for expression or speech that is popular or speech or expression the masses’ agree with. To the contrary. Freedom of expression must include the license to offend (even the right to be racist). If someone wants to parade a Nazi or ISIS flag across the public square, they have that right. I hope you understand this part of our constitution and the reason these rights are articulated in our FIRST amendment.

    You’re welcome to condemn this form of free expression displayed, you have the right to do so. I struggle to see how “punishing” these students is the right approach.

    • Public schools ubiquitously already have the power to tell people how to dress, whether it be in a uniform or within parameters. Speech itself is not always free – one cannot yell “fire!” legally in a movie theater, for instance. Dressing up at school as clansmen is most definitely not a form of protected speech. If this were on the corner of an intersection, it would be a different story.