White Canadians with KKK uniform, noose, and blackface win Halloween costume prize.

A person wears a white cone with eyeholes on his head, and a Confederate flag is draped over his shoulders. He leads a White Caucasian man wearing black makeup on his face and hands, who is wearing a plaid shirt.

KKK costume shocks Ont. town (2010):

The Royal Canadian Legion ordered its Campbellford, Ont., chapter to close while police are investigating a complaint that a person in Ku Klux Klan robes led a man in blackface with a rope around his neck and won first prize at its Halloween party.

The photo above was taken by Mark Andrade, a black man, who recounts the incident:

“A guy in a Ku Klux Klan uniform, Confederate flag attached to the back, with a hood on, was holding a rope. And on the end of the rope was a guy in blackface, and the rope was really a noose around his neck,” he said.

He left right away and then later found out that the duo won first prize at the costume competition.

(via zuky)

(This is worse than last year: White Toronto students in blackface win Halloween costume prize.)

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White Toronto students in blackface win Halloween costume prize.

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Apology sought after U of T students cause uproar with blackface for Halloween (Globe & Mail):

Five students dressed as members of the Jamaican bobsled team received costume award

A University of Toronto student group is demanding public apologies from organizers of a Halloween party after participants wearing dark makeup were given a costume prize.

Five students, who were dressed as members of the Jamaican bobsled team and covered their faces with brown makeup, received the award from an elected student representative of one of the U of T’s colleges.

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