Los Angeles teacher draws fire over student of the Ku Klux Klan costume

A student wore a Ku Klux Klan costume to school as part of a project in the Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy in Los Angeles.


A Los Angeles teacher has led to outrage after allowing a student to dress up as a Ku Klux Klan member as part of a project.

The teacher in the Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy had approved the student’s project on a former KKK imperial wizard, according to local reports. The student then wore the KKK garb to the school June 8 — last day of classes.

KABC-TV reported that the school district apologized in a statement Thursday after photos of the student to see on social media.

“It kind of rattled me,” student of Trinity Young told the station. “It was hard to believe that they would allow a Klansman to walk around from its approval. So we asked her, and she said that, in comparison with the Klan to the Black Panther y, which in my opinion are two different things.”

Student Eliza Dumag told the station that the student has KKK clothing made her feel “unsafe and threatened.”

Also, she called the teacher.

“I’m honestly asking why she would think it was OK. I mean sure, he was a historical figure, but that really is a historical figure who you want roaming around the school? It is not good,” she said.

KNBC-TV quoted the school district’s statement as saying that the student in the KKK costume was “very inappropriate.”


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