Citadel Stunned After Photos of Cadets Looking Like KKK Emerge

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Citadel Cadets Caught Singing Christmas Carols In KKK Hoods.

South Carolina’s military college The Citadel announced Thursday it is investigating after photos surfaced on social media of cadets dressed all in white with pillowcases over their heads, images that invoke the Ku Klux Klan. “A social media posting, which I find offensive and disturbing, was brought to my attention this morning,” retired Air Force Lt. At least eight cadets at the Citadel, the well-known military college in South Carolina, were suspended after social-media posts showing them with white pillowcases on their heads started circulating on the internet.Some Citadel cadets may be suspended following abhorrent images depicting students dressed in white hoods singing Christmas carols surfaced online on Thursday. The president of the Citadel, Lieutenant General John Rosa, released a statement saying that an investigation would be conducted into the incident and that these “images are not consistent with our core values of honor, duty, and respect. In accordance with college policy, we immediately began suspension proceedings for those cadets known to be involved, and we are continuing to investigate this incident,” said Lt.

The college said the seven students wearing the pillowcases were knobs — freshmen who get that name from the close-cropped haircuts they receive when they report to school. We will provide more information upon completion of the investigation.” One woman who saw the photos on Snapchat and then posted them on Facebook told Live 5 News, “Whether they are supposed to look like ghosts or not, we all know what they look like and they know what they look like and it’s just rude.” Shortly after the shooting in Charleston last June, Citadel leaders voted to remove the Confederate flag from the campus chapel. She was then reportedly “threatened, harassed and offered money from numerous Citadel Cadets to take it offline in order to not ‘ruin their lives.’” School administrators and officers are currently looking into the situation, though reports suggest the skit and hoods are part of an underclassmen hazing ritual.

Removing the Confederate Naval Jack from Summerall Chapel is the next step,” Morris Robinson, a former Citadel football player, told The Post and Courier. “It belongs somewhere, in a library or a museum with a glass case around it. Hazing has from time to time put the college in the limelight and novelist Pat Conroy wrote about it in his book “The Lords of Discipline” — a fictional account based on his Citadel experiences in the 1960s.

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