Skip To Content
Get Our Newsletter

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe

California Student Wears KKK Hood to Recess

A student at a Bakersfield, California high school went out to recess last week wearing a KKK-style hood, said a classmate who disseminated pictures of the girl on the social media platform Snapchat.

“I started Snapchatting it because that was terrible. I did not like that one bit,” Aidan Reed, a fellow student at Highland High School, told local radio station KERO, recounting how he and others spread images of the girl in the outfit on social media in order to raise awareness. He added, “I had hoped that it would blow up… I think that people should realize it’s not a joke.”

School authorities in the rural California city told the radio station the matter had been dealt with but refused to detail specifics. Apparently at least one student was suspended.

Contact Daniel J. Solomon at or on Twitter @DanielJSolomon




Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free under an Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives Creative Commons license as long as you follow our republishing guidelines, which require that you credit Foward and retain our pixel. See our full guidelines for more information.

To republish, copy the HTML, which includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline, and credit to Foward. Have questions? Please email us at

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.