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KKK Hoods Are Apparently the New COVID-19 Fashion Statement

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Police in Colorado are seeking the public’s help to identify a man who went grocery shopping while wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood this weekend, though a similar case in San Diego recently ended with the police throwing up their hands and going, “This is America.”

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Some white people have used their privilege to respond to the current COVID-19 pandemic by refusing to follow public health orders to wear masks and not go out to get bad haircuts.

Others, like this man who went out to get some milk while wearing a wrinkled KKK hood, have responded by turning masks into emblems of their white supremacist desires:

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According to Summit Daily, employees of the grocery store called the police after they told the man to leave and he refused.

From Summit Daily:

Dillon Police Chief Mark Heminghous said officers were dispatched on a report of trespassing at 12:41 p.m. but that the man had left the area just before they arrived at 12:45 p.m. The department is working to identify the man using surveillance footage to determine his vehicle.

That KKK hoods and confederate flag masks are now cropping up in public places across the country says volumes about the United States in 2020.

Does leading the world in pandemic deaths make white people think America is becoming ‘great again?’

Writer, speaker, finesser, and a fly dresser. Jamaican-American currently chilling in Chicago.

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sle1570
Gameface doesn`t play nice with others

I have always found it interesting that Germany- a country that started 2 world wars - will not allow the use of swastikas, nazi paraphernalia or ss memorabilia in the country. They are also not allowed to erect statues or memorials in memory of Hitler, Goebbels or any other popular nazi that might adorn racist trading cards. It's not by accident that the U.S. harbored the Nazis and had them assimilate here after the war. But our white folk here in the United States of America have embraced the history of hate, white supremacy and racism to the fullest extent. We would like to believe that this happenstance and others like it are isolated incidents - that these folks are outliers who don’t represent the masses. But the guy in the white house, he’s the same . He represents them. They made him happen. He represents at least 40-60 million people that voted for him. And untold people who don’t vote but support him - maybe by wearing Kkk masks.

This is not an aberration. This is what the United States is. It’s who the United States has always been.

Preemptively to the racist trolls of the grays: Nope. I’m not going to another country. My ancestors built this one. It’s also part of my inheritance. My blood, sweat and anguish is in the soil. Your folks would have died were it not for the spirit, kindness and perseverance of People of Color. You wouldn’t have the strength to walk through my history and still choose to be magnificent. It’s not in your DNA. You can’t even handle staying inside to save your miserable lives without whining about how your loss of privilege is bringing you to tears.