But black student LaVaughn Oliver, a sophomore, said, "I have a friend whose grandfather was killed by a Klan member, and he had that etched in on his chest, and it bothered him."
I doubt that. Why would the Klan carve a racial slur on a dead man who is obviously black? Unless the man was mostly white and the "coon" carving was to describe what they thought he was. All though I could understand them carving KKK or something like that so as to take claim for the murder. I think this young man has seen too many holocaust movies where the victims are labeled Jew to distinguish them from the other white people. I think this is another case of invented racism.
posted on 03/05/2002 5:44:46 AM PST
Why would the Klan carve a racial slur on a dead man who is obviously black?
Of course, the Klan only acts rationally, huh?
posted on 03/05/2002 5:50:06 AM PST
I had to read this twice to understand what it meant. The kid is referring to his friend having the word "Coon" written on the front of his shirt (presumably a sports uniform), not the friend's grandfather having the word carved into his chest.
posted on 03/05/2002 8:40:55 AM PST
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