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Video: Las Vegas Teacher Allows Students to Dress in KKK Costumes

An unidentified teacher at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts stirred up controversy for allowing two students to dress in Ku Klux Klan costumes for a class presentation on U.S history (video below).

Two unidentified students dressed in white robes and hoods on January 9 for the assignment, but were told not to wear the KKK costumes outside the classroom. However, one did and a photograph (pictured) was posted online.

Not surprisingly, the the photo quickly spread throughout the school community, reports the Las Vegas Sun.

Las Vegas Academy Principal Scott Walker sent parents a letter that said in part: "While the presentation was designed to highlight the atrocities committed by the Klan, and there was no intention to harm or offend on the part of the students, it was in poor judgment and inappropriate for students to go to such lengths to convey their message."

Clark County school Trustee Linda Young, the only black and minority school board member, said:"The teacher has my support" and added that she believed the teacher meant no harm.


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