Skip To Content
JEWISH. INDEPENDENT. NONPROFIT.

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe
Fast Forward

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 [email protected] or on Twitter @DanielJSolomon

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

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