This is 7-year-old Jackson. He wanted to be a KKK member for Halloween, so his mother obligingly made him a costume.
Jessica Black, Jackson’s mother, says her brother had the same costume when he was in kindergarten and again when he was 13.
So it’s tradition. Just like the status quo and institutional racism.
You know, since we (well, maybe not you) elected an African American president, racism has been dying out. Because racism is just a product of the times. Nobody knew any better way back then. And racism is going to die when all the old folks do.