One of the country’s most elite military schools is the latest group to get caught up in a racial scandal.
Video surfaced appearing to show seven students at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina wearing KKK hoods while singing Christmas carols. The hoods were said to represent the “Ghosts of Christmas Past” and were supposedly part of a skit.
Lt. General John W. Rosa, who spoke to the NY Daily News, said the school is investigating the disturbing picture, but holds strong that, “These images are not consistent with our core values of honor, duty and respect.” The Citadel’s Alumni Association called the photo “disgraceful.” The News reports:
Sati Rose Firestone, who brought the photo to light on her Facebook page, got the KKK pic from a stranger on Snapchat, the Post and Courier reports.
The photo came with a chat message from the stranger: “I always wanted a black girl.”
“I screenshotted and decided to share because I was so offended. Was this their idea of some kind of joke?” Firestone wrote on the now-deleted Facebook post.
The students have since been suspended.
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20 Pictures That Show The Powerful Resilience Of Charleston’s Mother Emanuel AME Church
1. Mother Emanuel AME Church held its first service since the shooting death of nine African-American church members on June 17.Source: 1 of 18
2. People line up to enter for Sunday service at the Emanuel AME Church.Source: 2 of 18
3. Two children wait to enter the Emanuel AME Church June 21, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina.Source: 3 of 18
4. A member of the church is seen outside of Emanuel AME before its first service since the Charleston shooting.Source: 4 of 18
5. A Charleston County sheriff’s deputy checks bags as people line up to enter for Sunday service at the Emanuel AME Church.Source: 5 of 18
6. Gloria Moore watches the church as parishioners take their seats at the Emanuel AME Church.Source: 6 of 18
7. A woman prays as she attends the Sunday service outside of the Emanuel AME Church.Source: 7 of 18
8. People pray and listen to the Sunday service outside of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.Source: 8 of 18
9. Parishioners sit at Emanuel AME Church four days after a mass shooting that claimed the lives of its pastor and eight others.Source: 9 of 18
10. The Rev. Norvel Goff, right, prays at the empty seat of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney.Source: 10 of 18
11. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, R-S.C., embraces U.S. Sen Tim Scott, R-S.C., at Emanuel AME Church.Source: 11 of 18
12. A parishioner prays at the empty seat of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney at the Emanuel AME Church.Source: 12 of 18
13. A family is seen leaving Emanuel AME Church following Sunday services.Source: 13 of 18
14. People embrace as they depart the Emanuel AME Church following Sunday services.Source: 14 of 18
15. Church members comfort one another after Emanuel’s first service since the Charleston shooting.Source: 15 of 18
16. A mother and son surround a memorial for the nine church members killed during the Charleston shooting.Source: 16 of 18
17. Charleston natives comfort each other during the church’s first service since the shooting on June 17.Source: 17 of 18
18. Activist DeRay McKesson is seen outside of Emanuel AME church.Source: 18 of 18
Cadets At Citadel Military School Suspended For Wearing Apparent KKK Hoods was originally published on globalgrind.com