Teenager suspended for wearing KKK hood to school


Multiple students at Highland High School in Bakersfield, California Snapchatted images of another student wearing a KKK hood to school last week.

“I started Snapchatting it because that was terrible. I did not like that one bit,” student Aidan Reed told KERO. The school reports one student has been suspended because of the incident, but would not give further details.

The KKK appears to have made a resurgence post-election, with the president’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon, a known dog-whistler to white nationalists. In November, KKK recruitment fliers were found on cars in New York, and four Kansas University students were suspended after posting an image to Snapchat with the caption “Kkk go Trump.” 

H/T New York Daily News

Jaya Saxena

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