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Ira Cross
Ira Cross • 1 year ago

Here is a Georgia State Trooper in riot gear at a KKK protest in a north Georgia city back in the 80s. The Trooper is black. Standing in front of him and touching his shield is a curious little boy dressed in a Klan hood and robe. I have stared at this picture and wondered what must have been going through that Trooper’s mind. Before the Trooper is an innocent child who is being taught to hate him because of the color of his skin. The child doesn’t understand what he is being taught, and at t...

  • Gleneda Falstrom
    Gleneda Falstrom • 1 year ago

    This moves me to never hate any one because of color

  • chanda wall
    chanda wall • 1 year ago

    Unreal

  • Kimberly Fowler
    Kimberly Fowler • 1 year ago

    Facinating and disturbing ~ so sad~

  • Nancy Loss
    Nancy Loss • 13 weeks ago

    makes me kind of sad,

  • Pam Harmon
    Pam Harmon • 13 weeks ago

    Proves hatred is taught, not innate. Sad.

  • Jessica V
    Jessica V • 12 weeks ago

    I saw a show about the follow up to this photo. I THINK it's this photo. But after this picture became famous the family did a 180 and left the Klan. It was either this one or the one with the older black woman protecting a klans man from the police by covering him with her own body. You have to keep in mind that frame of mind was passed down from generation to generation from many generations before. Like y'all said it was taught and the only thing those families knew. There are still places in east Texas and Mississippi that I wouldn't even pass through. But because of photos like these and a generation that finally broke the pattern, those asshole sects are getting smaller and smaller and more and more secluded from the society they so ignorantly think they're "protecting".

  • Nancy Loss
    Nancy Loss • 12 weeks ago

    There is another photo of a emergency room staff of doctors and nurses taking care of a landmark that is also very moving.

  • Nancy Loss
    Nancy Loss • 12 weeks ago

    My kindle auto corrected will not let me say KKK man

  • Lynda Gutierrez
    Lynda Gutierrez • 10 weeks ago

    Nancy, the ER one is not real -- it was a staged photo to use for an ad for a magazine called Large.

  • Ira Cross
    Ira Cross • 10 weeks ago

    Lynda, not to slight your comment, but it's still a great message.

  • Lynda Gutierrez
    Lynda Gutierrez • 10 weeks ago

    It is a great message -- I'm just on a quixotic quest to try to keep history pins "real." But if you want another really powerful photo, there's one on this page -- a woman being a human shield for someone who probably hates her for her skin color - http://www.beautyexists.net...

  • Ira Cross
    Ira Cross • 10 weeks ago

    You are absolutely right.

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Here is a Georgia State Trooper in riot gear at a KKK protest in a north Georgia city back in the 80s. The Trooper is black. Standing in front of him and touching his shield is a curious little boy dressed in a Klan hood and robe. I have stared at this picture and wondered what must have been going through that Trooper’s mind. Before the Trooper is an innocent child who is being taught to hate him because of the color of his skin.

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