In the most recent installment of “why America is doomed”, a Californian man has been pictured strolling around a grocery store all while wearing a white, KKK-inspired hood.
As the medical pandemic continues to rage on, we have never before been so conscious of our own hygiene and social interactions.
From face masks to disposable gloves… During this pandemic, most of us have become hygiene experts.
Crocheted masks, scarves, and even plastic shields… The lengths in which some people have been going to avoid the virus have been admirable.
A man in San Diego has recently sparked a whole lot of outrage for his choice of protective face gear.
This means that, whenever a resident goes outside, they are legally obliged to wear some sort of protective face mask.
Sounds pretty straight forward, right?
And, instead of covering his nose and mouth with masks or scarves like the rest of us, he decided to don a notorious KKK-inspired hood for his visit to the grocery store.
There’s something a little unnerving about a hooded KKK-wannabe strolling around a grocery store, isn’t there?
The KKK, or the Ku Klux Klan, is a notorious American white supremacist hate group.
Since 1865, the KKK has spread its vile message of hate and racism through a variety of violent acts, such as murders, arsons, bombings, and assaults against minority groups.
But the group has also been known to target other racial and religious groups, such as Jews, immigrants, and members of the LGBTQ community.
Though they are not worn as often these days, traditionally, KKK members would don pointed white hoods that would cover the entire face apart from the eyes.
And, despite the group’s numbers drastically dwindling in more recent years, there are still a small number of loyal racists abiding by the archaic KKK values.
Yep, this is the America we’re living in.
Stunned shoppers watched in horror as a man, who is yet to be identified, casually strolled around the store while wearing the KKK-inspired hood.
Fellow shopper, Tiam Tellez, took these photos of the cloaked man, and shared them onto social media, where they were quick to go viral.
People cannot believe that these things are still happening.
Apparently, store clerks repeatedly asked the man to remove the hood, but it wasn’t until the man had completed his shopping that a supervisor finally approached him at the checkout line and formally asked him to take off the hood or leave.
The man finally removed the hood, bought his items, and left.
“The Sheriff’s Department does not condone hate or any acts of intolerance in our communities,” the department said in a statement in response to the incident.
“We are a county that is welcoming of people from all backgrounds.”
The incident is also being treated as a hate incident.
How did this happen?
And Tammy Gillies, the regional director of the Anti-Defamation League in San Diego, reminded people that “San Diego is #NoPlaceForHate.”
Over the years, Santee has worked hard to overcome a history of racially motivated attacks and skinhead activity that led to nicknames such as “Klantee.”
The man is yet to be formally identified or arrested, so we will be posting updates accordingly.
For more on the fight against hate, keep scrolling to read about the woman who refused to give her dying grandfather her kidney because of his racist past…