KKK robes were worn in class by some students at a school in Las Vegas. On Jan. 28, Reno Gazette Journal reported that two high school students chose to wear KKK robes as costumes during a presentation on U.S. history. There has been an ongoing debate about the outfits in regard to whether or not they were appropriate -- presentation or not.
"While the presentation was designed to highlight the atrocities committed by the Klan, and there was no intention to harm or offend on the part of the students, it was in poor judgment and inappropriate for students to go to such lengths to convey their message,” Principal Scott Walker said earlier this month.
The KKK robes worn in class were photographed and the photo was posted on a social media site. This caused several people to complain to the school. The teacher who allowed the students has not been identified but it was reported that he "wasn't disciplined." Some people don't think that the teacher did anything wrong... and others feel as though the kids shouldn't have been allowed to wear the costumes because of what they stand for -- even in today's society.
"'This teacher has my support,' said Clark County school Trustee Linda Young, the only black and minority school board member," RGJ reported.
Do KKK robes in class -- during a "history presentation" -- bother you?
© Effie Orfanides 2013