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President Elect Obama

Fairmont, WV

#1 Nov 7, 2008
Child in Klan Costume Causes Controversy
By: CJ Cassidy

CAMPBELL, Mo.- Halloween's long gone, but the emotions one costume stirred up among folks in Campbell still linger.

Volunteer firefighters organized a Halloween parade which ran all the way down Campbell's Grand Avenue last Friday night.

In that parade, a small child was dressed like a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

Folks who attended the parade say the child didn't show up alone; an adult and a teenager also dressed Klan style came with the child.

The teen's grandmother, Gene Frazier, says it was never meant to offend anyone.

"We have all kinds of black friends, spanish friends. Her father's in prison, he was making calls telling people to vote for Obama," Frazier said.

Still, parade organizers say they were shocked to see the ghostly looking clan make an appearance.

"A lot of people say it's a free country. That's true it is. But there needs to be a guideline...I think it's foolish. I hate that it gave us a black eye," said Allen Edwards.

The parade wound its way down Grand Avenue in front of the police department and city hall.

Organizers say they couldn't figure out how to tell the trio to leave, and police say they couldn't arrest them because they weren't breaking any laws.

"It was a Halloween parade. We had people dressed up as witches, devils, anything you can imagine you know," Chief Weldon Wallace said.

All the same, Campbell Mayor Raymond Gunter says he's outraged, and apologizes to anyone offended by the costumes.

In a statement, he says there have been many complaints and the city council will be looking at parade policies and implement guidelines for entries and participation.

As for Gene Frazier, she still thinks it's just a costume.

"I can see some of the blacks may take offendant to it. It offends any race. It was not put out to hurt anyone. It was just kids trying to join in the parade have fun like everyone else."
President Elect Obama

Fairmont, WV

#2 Nov 7, 2008
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“just a country boy”

Since: Jun 08

Portageville

#4 Nov 7, 2008
I think it's a outrage for you to put her name on here. You could be indangering those people lives you piece of crap. Where's the proof? I heard you was a grand wizard. I heard you was a dope head. If anything happens to the people THE KIDS then your a murder. LOOK everybody at this low life gossip spreading hate breeding child murder.You have brought your family great shame. Before you accuse me of being a kkk or some shit. Let me say reguardless what race or color endangering lives makes you trash white ,black, or green this is a mess. from your we burn trash in the can ass. and i approve this mess.
President Elect Obama

Fairmont, WV

#5 Nov 7, 2008
In Search Of Wisdom wrote:
I think it's a outrage for you to put her name on here. You could be indangering those people lives you piece of crap. Where's the proof? I heard you was a grand wizard. I heard you was a dope head. If anything happens to the people THE KIDS then your a murder. LOOK everybody at this low life gossip spreading hate breeding child murder.You have brought your family great shame. Before you accuse me of being a kkk or some shit. Let me say reguardless what race or color endangering lives makes you trash white ,black, or green this is a mess. from your we burn trash in the can ass. and i approve this mess.
WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? I
DIDN'T DO ANYTHING BUT REPOST THIS FROM THE KFVS12 WEBSITE. IT HAS ALREADY BEEN ON THE NEWS.

jxn

“Punish the Deed, Not the Breed”

Since: Jul 07

My Karma ran over your dogma.

#6 Nov 7, 2008
In Search Of Wisdom wrote:
I think it's a outrage for you to put her name on here. You could be indangering those people lives you piece of crap. Where's the proof? I heard you was a grand wizard. I heard you was a dope head. If anything happens to the people THE KIDS then your a murder. LOOK everybody at this low life gossip spreading hate breeding child murder.You have brought your family great shame. Before you accuse me of being a kkk or some shit. Let me say reguardless what race or color endangering lives makes you trash white ,black, or green this is a mess. from your we burn trash in the can ass. and i approve this mess.
So I suppose that KSFV12 is "trash"? Get a grip, for crying out loud. Here's your proof... the link to the REPORTED story, along with a video of the grandmother speaking to a KFVS12 reporter.

http://www.kfvs12.com/Global/story.asp...

Once you've reviewed the story, you can then un-bunch your undies and apologize for slinging accusations.
big daddy

Fairmont, WV

#7 Nov 7, 2008
a joke in poor taste. very sad to see this happen.
the sensitive black issue

Jonesboro, AR

#8 Nov 8, 2008
white people need to quit tip toeing around offending blacks........slavery has been over for awhile, we owe them nothing, so what if they dressed up as kkk, did they try to hang anyone?
i wear a dirty jockstrap

Campbell, MO

#9 Nov 8, 2008
i don't think any blacks live in campbell so i guess they didn't see incident and if they did WTF who really cares and for putting names on here shame on you that was uncalled for .............

“just a country boy”

Since: Jun 08

Portageville

#10 Nov 8, 2008
tHANK YOU REGUARDLESS IF IT WAS ON THE NEWS. iT'S WRONG TO PUT SOMEONE'S NAME ON THIS TYPE OF TOPIX. tHE NEWS IS OVER BUT THIS IS GOIN AND GOING. Ok so i got pissed. If it was my child marked like this i would seek them out.Let the black panthers intimidate the voters into voting for obama. Where's that at? Forgoten and gone cause they wasn't white. Somebody in a crowd yelled racist comments about McCain and Obama's people said McCains racist. Nobody said he was for compareing them cause they was white. sterotyping This stuff is why alot of whites are preduice.No matter what we do we are compared to our ancestors that may or may not have owned slaves.That's coming from blacks that may or may not have owned slaves.Their family might have came here on their own.Like when kids cry and get what they want. If they get it they keep on .If they don't they will stop. Grow up america and pick a different race to cry about. This excuse to get attention was run it coarse.This is a mess. from your i wish i could cry and get my way and i approve this mess.

“Decent and TAKEN”

Since: Feb 07

CARUTHERSVILLE

#11 Nov 8, 2008
Did they win first place for best costume? LOL

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#12 Nov 8, 2008
The people dressed in the parade as KKK knew exactly what they were doing. They wanted to draw attention to themselves and slur another race.
Do southerners become offended when people make fun of their intellect? Of course they do. We know we aren't ignorant and toothless like we are portrayed. Well, some of us aren't anyway.
What I'm saying is, people will poke fun at others to make up for their own shortcomings.
It's human nature.

“Decent and TAKEN”

Since: Feb 07

CARUTHERSVILLE

#13 Nov 8, 2008
Can't please everybody.

jxn

“Punish the Deed, Not the Breed”

Since: Jul 07

My Karma ran over your dogma.

#14 Nov 8, 2008
I think that the adult and teenager involved, had every right to wear whatever they wanted. But, seeing that child in KKK get-up bothers me. Of course, anytime I see a parent push their views upon their children (wether those views are racial, religious, political, etc.), it bothers me. This child is too young to even fully comprehend what that "costume" may or may not represent to others. That being said, this is still a free country and we are allowed to wear, think, believe whatever we want. We are allowed to mold our children anyway we see fit. As long as a Catholic can push their religious beliefs upon their child, then a Satanist should have that same right. As long as a Black Panther can push their racist beliefs upon their child, then a Klansman should have that same right. "Equal rights for all, special treatment for none"- Thomas Jefferson.

I agree with several posters here. Slavery has long been abolished but, yet, I hear at least two references to it everyday (here on topix, television, individual discussions, etc.). What gets to me is whenever someone hears the word "slavery", most automatically think black slaves. Black people should not have a monopoly on slavery. They weren't the only slaves. And just because someone was a slave does not mean they were beaten, belittled, and/or treated down right horribly. Granted in America, black people were the most recent slaves but they weren't the first. Yet, they are the ones that consistently dwell upon it. It happened, it was a travesty, it's over, move on. My WHITE ancestors were slaves, I don't sit and whine about it. I don't think I'm owed anything. My white ancestors owned black slaves, I don't sit and whine about it. I don't think I owe anyone anything. Yep, that's right I just admitted that my ancestors owned slaves. As a matter of fact he owned three of them. I just recently found an 1850 Slave Schedule from Henry County, TN. In 1850, one of my ancestral grandfathers "owned" a 39 year old black male, a 14 year old black female, and a 12 year old black female. He didn't own or operate a huge plantation and upon further investigation of his writings and other historical documents, he actually treated them as family. The male, referred to as "Man", was more like what we refer to today as an assistant. He actually wrote that "Man" was one of his dearest friends and that without him, he would be lost. The two females, referred to in his writings as "the girls", were like house keepers. He had 9 children of his own and his daughters would return from school and teach "the girls" what they had learned that day. I also got the impression that his "slaves" actually resided in his home and not kept in some little chicken coop-style shack in the back forty, as history books lead most to believe. But, oh they must have had a terrible life [sarcasm]. Other historical records, not related to my ancestral line, show that even when slavery was officially abolished, most slaves CHOSE to stay with their previous "owners". I don't know about you all, but if I was treated as the history books claim ALL slaves were treated, once freed I was run as long and as far away as I could from my owners... much like WHITE slaves did.

Aside from the slavery lies, the civil war was a big ole' lie in and of itself. Here is a great website to check out... www.southernheritage411.com . The President of "Southern Heritage 411" is H.K. Edgerton, a BLACK Confederate activist who works tirelessly to bring the real truth of our heritage to people of all races. A lot of interesting information can be found on this site... stuff that the history books censor.
President Elect Obama

Fairmont, WV

#15 Nov 8, 2008
People have their rights that is true but why in the hell would someone put a child in harms way. Anything could have happened! Just b/c it didn't doesn't make it ok. I just could not Believe that someone would do this to a child and then pretend it is just a costume. Having your "beliefs"/ignorance is one thing but using an innocent child as a pawn is just wrong.
Look at Campbell

Fairmont, WV

#16 Nov 8, 2008
This was on Campbells topix since it happened. Go read it there and look at the pics.

“Decent and TAKEN”

Since: Feb 07

CARUTHERSVILLE

#17 Nov 8, 2008
It was a costume get over it. I am sure some costumes could be considered by others also.
i know

United States

#18 Nov 8, 2008
Quit making a big deal about this Christina! They weren't forcing you to believe the way they do, but they certainly have the right to believe what they want. It's called freedom of speech. Deal with it! They could have been doing a lot worse than just marching in a parade. Seems like to me they were atleast a little decent about it. They could have been carrying crosses and shouting racial slurs. I say live and let live. If they are to be judged it is only by God and no one else!
Lost Freedom

Chicago, IL

#19 Nov 9, 2008
The Mom was on channel 12 last night to give her side. She had to make a homemade costume because she couldn't afford to buy one at a store. She said it never was her intention to make a KKK costume. It was supposed to be a ghost. She made the hat like she did to help it stay on his head better in the wind. She wrote a letter of apology to the mayor and Campbell's city council. She said next year that one way or the other she will buy costumes in a store. I hope this calms this crap down once and for all.
President Elect Obama

Fairmont, WV

#20 Nov 9, 2008
Lost Freedom wrote:
The Mom was on channel 12 last night to give her side. She had to make a homemade costume because she couldn't afford to buy one at a store. She said it never was her intention to make a KKK costume. It was supposed to be a ghost. She made the hat like she did to help it stay on his head better in the wind. She wrote a letter of apology to the mayor and Campbell's city council. She said next year that one way or the other she will buy costumes in a store. I hope this calms this crap down once and for all.
A bunch of BS! Ghost my ---!
Lost Freedom

Chicago, IL

#21 Nov 9, 2008
Oh OK. I see how it is. Either a Nag_ger or a Nag_ger Lover would be too stupid to understand.

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