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S/O KKK Hood Man

Posted by on Feb. 24, 2013 at 10:31 AM
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http://www.theroot.com/buzz/why-would-black-man-wear-kkk-hood

Is this racist?

Why Would This Black Man Wear a KKK Hood?

 
Sixx King (CBS Philly)

When a black man dresses in a Ku Klux Klan robe and parades around Philadelphia's Center City, the references to The Boondocks' animated self-hating white supremacist, Uncle Ruckus, practically write themselves. But 35-year-old Sixx King says that his intentionally provocative display is actually a pro-African-American effort to highlight "black-on-black crime" by placing it in the context of the hate group's historic violence.

Here's how he makes the case for his use of the disturbing symbolism, as reported by CBS Philly:

"We're bringing awareness to the black hypocrisy, complacency and apathy in the African-American community," said King.

According to the FBI, in 2011 more than 7,000 black people were killed. King's sign reads that the KKK killed 3,446 blacks in 86 years, while black on black murders surpass that number every six months.

"All my anger for my ancestors who went through that terror of a Ku Klux Klan hood and what that symbolizes to me, evoked anger," said Philadelphia Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. "I was angry!"

Councilman Jones took a picture of what he witnessed and posted it on Facebook. Hundreds have shared the image, and the comments were mixed.

"You have to sit back and digest his message," said Jones. "Sit back and understand the mother who was carrying the picture of her child. It's not a statistic. It's a human being with a name who will be missed."

Good intentions? Sure. Effective message delivery? We're going to go with no. Especially if you believe The Root contributing editor Edward Wyckoff Williams' argument in "Don't White People Kill Each Other, Too?"

He makes the case that the very term "black on black" crime is a "destructive, racialized colloquialism that perpetuates an idea that blacks are somehow more prone to violence" and says, "This is untrue and fully verifiable by FBI, DOJ and census (pdf) data. Yet the fallacy is so fixed that even African Americans have come to believe it." We're confident that people of all races can work to stop crime while leaving the Klan robes in the closet.

Read more at CBS Philly.

 
 
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Radarma
by "OneDar" on Feb. 24, 2013 at 5:44 PM

 Bump.

Nah, not racist, right? Because he is actually black, so yeah.

How about his MESSAGE?

Anyone give a shit about that?

Goodwoman614
by Satan on Feb. 24, 2013 at 6:27 PM
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krysstizzle
by on Feb. 24, 2013 at 6:31 PM
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Crap on toast, dar, give it a rest.
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Goodwoman614
by Satan on Feb. 24, 2013 at 6:33 PM
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Quoting krysstizzle:

Crap on toast, dar, give it a rest.



Radarma
by "OneDar" on Feb. 24, 2013 at 6:37 PM

 

Quoting krysstizzle:

Crap on toast, dar, give it a rest.

 So if you are black and wear this hood to make a CRITICALLY valid point, you get next to zero press; but if you are a few dumbass white kids, you get the front page.

You could use this, to your advantage, if you had have the ability to actually THINK.

 

Radarma
by "OneDar" on Feb. 24, 2013 at 6:39 PM

 LOL

Keep stalking, I have been here for years, and I ain't going ANYWHERE.

Like I said a coupla days ago when you PM'd me over your call out Dar post that was removed, you have an issue with ME, report it.

Otherwise, put your big girl panties on.

Quoting Goodwoman614:

 

Quoting krysstizzle:

Crap on toast, dar, give it a rest.

 

 

 

rayroe2
by Bronze Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 6:41 PM

 what is your point? are you trying to say that everyone is racist?

Radarma
by "OneDar" on Feb. 24, 2013 at 6:45 PM

 

Quoting rayroe2:

 what is your point? are you trying to say that everyone is racist?

We all are, to a certain degree, but no, that is not the point.

The POINT is, sometimes even the most evil symbolism is used to make a VALID point, as shown here.

Kudos to the guts this man has.

krysstizzle
by on Feb. 24, 2013 at 6:49 PM
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Quoting Radarma:

 

Quoting krysstizzle:

Crap on toast, dar, give it a rest.

 So if you are black and wear this hood to make a CRITICALLY valid point, you get next to zero press; but if you are a few dumbass white kids, you get the front page.

You could use this, to your advantage, if you had have the ability to actually THINK.

 

My ability to think is just fine. My tolerance for BS is gone, however. Your little dog and pony show is getting really old and more pathetic by the post. It's not that people don't care or don't want to engage in difficult conversation, they don't want to engage with YOU. Big difference. 

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