This Isn’t the First Time Citadel Cadets Have Dressed Up Like the Ku Klux Klan

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Cadets Suspended For Wearing KKK-Like Hoods, They Say They Were Dressed as Ghosts.

At least eight students at The Citadel military college in Charleston, South Carolina have been suspended after photos of them dressed in white hoods surfaced on Facebook Wednesday night.CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — 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 evoke 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. The 19-year-old woman, whose identity was not revealed, told the television station she first spoke to the man who posted the original photos on a dating app, where he said: “I always wanted a black girl.” School officials are investigating the incident, the college’s president, 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. Rosa was quick to explain the incident as a group of students “singing Christmas carols as part of a ‘Ghosts of Christmas Past’ skit,” that excuse looks even flimsier when considered in the context of the school’s racist past. 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. Rep Mia McLeod, a Democrat representing Richland County in District 79, wants doctors to obtain a notarized affidavit from at least one of a man’s sexual partners before the doctor can prescribe erectile dysfunction medication.

The Post and Courier recalls an October 1986 incident in which five white Citadel cadets “entered black student Kevin Nesmith’s room wearing white sheets and towels, and shouting racial insults. A bill filed by McLeod would also require patients taking ED medication to undergo cardiac stress tests every 90 days and attend outpatient counseling that would include “sexual counseling and resources for patients to pursue celibacy as a viable lifestyle choice.” U.S.

They left a charred paper cross in his room.” According to a Washington Post report about the incident, Nesmith was one of 31 black students in a freshman class of 651. We will provide more information upon completion of the investigation.” A source told WSOC’s partners at WCIV that the photo was taken in one of the barracks on campus, and that the ritual could be considered a form of hazing. General Rosa and his staff have taken swift action to address the situation and look forward to the results of his investigation; however, much more needs to be done to address the culture that continues to house recurring prejudices against minority cadets,” Melvin said. The cadets who terrorized him were not expelled—instead, Citadel officials ordered them “to walk 195 hours of punishment.” Nesmith, however, resigned from school citing continued racial harassment. 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.

It is easy to try to isolate events of this sort to a single item or incident, which would, on its face, be a disservice to minority cadets who have and are currently attending The Citadel. “This issue is much bigger. Bobby Scott of Virginia and 31 other House members in calling on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to stop its current permitting process and conduct an environmental review.

Melvin, chairman of the CMMA, issued a full statement regarding the incident on Facebook, again calling the actions of their cadets “disgraceful” and saying they were pleased that Lt. Sanford said in a statement that the “current basis for issuing seismic testing permits … does not take into account the long-term effects that seismic testing will have on marine life or the impact on the economy due to industrialization of the coast. Accordingly, we don’t think testing that could profoundly affect our coastal communities should be allowed to proceed.” State Attorney General Alan Wilson will join GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump in Aiken on Saturday for a town hall meeting put on by the Conservative Leadership Project. As minority alumni and wearers of the ring, we expect The Citadel to carry out the core values of creating principled leaders…not racist leaders,” the statement said.

Melvin ended his post by saying, “When racist acts occur on campus, ALL students, black and white should feel the same degree of outrage that we do.

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