Wisconsin high schoolers think KKK t-shirts are a big joke

Categories: Racism

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High school humor in Wisconsin
When you think of adolescent humor, the Ku Klux Klan springs right to the forefront, doesn't it?

All those lynchings, cross burnings, beatings and other racist terrorism evidently tickled the old funny bone among some kids at Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School in Galesville. They thought wearing t-shirts emblazoned with KKK-garbed lowlifes playing in a band would be an awesome last-day-of-classes gag.

Freedom of speech and that, right?

The local school superintendent said a dozen of the t-shirts were confiscated, and the owners face possible discipline including suspension when classes resume in the fall.

"It was a pretty hostile place to be if you were an African American student," which the school does have, Gunderson said.

Other students did comment they found the T-shirts offensive and negative, Gunderson said, and questioned, "Why are you doing that in our school?"

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