Mother Defends Her 7-Year-Old’s Ku Klux Klan Costume

    November 3, 2013
    Alex Williams
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Well, it’s that time again, Halloween is over, and we’re slowly seeing the after effects of post-holiday uploads like the 6:30AM Pizza Man walk of shame, and a Trayvon Martin costume. Usually, such costumes don’t have much reason tied behind them, but when you’re a Craigsville, Virginia family, the reason your son is wearing a Ku Klux Klan outfit is because it’s part of a sacred family tradition.

In regards to the passing tradition, Jessica Black, whose son dressed as a Klansman for Halloween told WHSV that, “My brother has when was in Kindergarten and when he was 13.”

Even little 7-year-old Jackson Black, as he was donning the white drapes of hatred, said that the reason he wore such a controversial costume was “Cuz it was cool.”

In fact, Jackson asked his mother if he could dress as a member of the White Supremacist group, to which she allowed and actually made the costume.


“I did tell him that if you do it, you know there’s going to be people talking about you, there’s going to be people saying bad things about you when you do wear it,” said Jessica Black.

Neighbor’s heads turned as little Jackson stepped out from his front door; they were shocked to see the controversial costume.

“I just think it’s really sad that a kid is being taught that. That young, because they don’t know any better. You don’t hear that much about it,” said Wendi Sprouse, who saw Jackson Black in his Klansman outfit.

Jackson was asked where he learned about the costume, and he said he saw it in the movie ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’.

Jackson’s mama believes that there is nothing wrong with wearing the Ku Klux Klan costume, and that such apparel still exists in Craigsville, Virgina.

“It’s supposed to be white with white. Black with black. Man with woman and all of that. That’s what the KKK stands for. The KKK every year, raises money to donate to the St. Jude’s,” said Jessica Black.

Jessica Black said that she’s received a handful of threats via Facebook after a user uploaded a photo of her son on WHSV’s Facebook page.




(Images via WHSV)

  • Amy

    This is from the Onion website, right?



  • Donna

    This is sad and horrible to allow a child to wear a costume that represents such evil in the world. This should be considered a hate crime.

    • Really?

      Yes, it is stupid, but it is not a crime. You destroy people’s lives when you arrest them. Arresting people should only be done when it is necessary. Not on a whim because someone was offended.

      I wish everyone would spend 1 week in prison and they would see the horrors of it. We would have a lot less people arrested for nonsense in this country. Too many innocent people are in our prisons as it is.

      • vernon

        I must have missed the part of the article where it said anyone was arrested or threatened with arrest.

        • @Vernon

          Donna suggested this become a hate crime, which is actually a felony. People are too quick to want to see people arrested. They suggest things and have no idea what they are suggesting.

      • JANE

        Hate Crimes: nonsense. Good to know.

  • Yet

    Yet, I can dress up as a gang banger. Trust me, the biggest threat to anyone’s safety in this country are the gangs. You got rid of the gangs and violence would drop by 70% overnight in this nation.

    • javon

      and what do you think the klan are? they are a gang.

      • Yet

        Don’t get me wrong. I don’t like the Klan and you are right — they are a gang. I just find everything to be hypocritical in this nation.

        Dressing up as a street gang member is “cool” and acceptable, but they do just as much damage as the Klan. No one gets outraged over that. Heck, you see the street gang look on everything from TV to CD covers. Street gangs kill, rape, and rob many people. The only reason why people tolerate it is because street gangs are primarily identified with black people. You can’t speak out against anything blacks do in this country but anything white is a fair target.

        It is all just hypocritical. Both groups suck. This country has selective morality.

        • JANE

          LOL And yet there you are doing the very thing you claim no one is allowed to do and yet still does constantly. No one tolerates street gangs, no one refuses to speak out against them because they are associated with black people, except, of course, the people who are in the gangs themselves.

  • http://www.flaminghotmedia.com FHM

    I love American and Americans, but I’m sorry to say this could only happen in America.
    In the Uk, a major supermarket chain had Jimmy Saville costumes for Halloween, and it sent shock waves through the country. Why are some people and I’m not point at our great cousins across the big pond so thick and stupid. No wonder society as a whole is collapsing. I hope the parents are death with strongly, otherwise the child will grow up thinking the same as his/her parents.

  • stuart carr

    Now I know what a white trash women looks like

  • One opinion

    This act comes from generations of conditioning. This young woman still defends her actions and unfortunately the child will carry on his mother’s ignorance. What the world is experiencing in regards to this sad event is a silent message that will remain in the subconscious, that message is ignorance still exist on all levels and mankind is traveling further into darkness. Until something extremely menacing threatens the lives of us on this planet, requiring for us to act as one species, ignorance like this will continue to incarnate itself.

  • Devout

    Jessica Black is trying to get her 7 year old son killed by having him flaunt in a kkk costume. This is the quickest way to accomplish her goal of getting him killed. She ought to know better. Promoting hatred by using the costume is one reason this country can’t move forward. Ironically her last name is ‘Black’..interesting…The department of social service should take that kid away from her and have her charged with reckless endangerment of a minor.

    • Tracy

      It is ironic that her last name is Black. I bet it just drives her crazy!!!!!