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Rated: E · Book · Personal · #2220524
My first attempt at something like this so it should be an interesting ride.
#982823 added May 5, 2020 at 2:15pm
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Hood
Find a local news story that makes you feel something. Share the story along with your opinion on it in your blog.

https://timesofsandiego.com/business/2020/05/03/sheriff-launches-criminal-probe-of-man-wearing-kkk-hood-at-santee-vons/

When I first saw this story, I thought it was some kind of gag.
Or at the very best it was a gag that had definitely been ill thought out.

If you don’t want to click on the link, I will give you a quick overview of the news item.

A man was pushing his shopping cart in the aisles of Vons wearing a Klu Klux Klan hood!

In what/whose world did he think that that was appropriate or funny behavior? Thankfully, the staff at Vons asked him to remove the hood or he would be asked to leave the store. Maybe he should have been asked to leave the store and never come back.

I don’t live too far from this store and I was oblivious of any racism in the area. But since reading this story a few people have told me that racism has always been a problem.

Really? There are still small-minded people like that out there? Am I being naive or just going around with my head in the clouds?

If I had been with my grandkids in that store how would I have answered their inquisitive questions about the man wearing a white hood?
I’m a little disappointed that it was only the staff in the store who asked him to remove the hood. I can understand that the general public probably didn’t want to get involved with conflict. But there are times when we have to speak out when something is happening that is clearly wrong to most good people.

There is one part of me that thinks that the photo of the imbecile shouldn’t have been published because it was giving him and his followers publicity that he shouldn’t be getting. But I also saw a photo of the guy without the hood and that is the photo that should be shown around the area to shame him.

He is probably impervious to shame.

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