South Carolina military college looks into purported KKK photos

The Citadel has released a statement following the posting of some controversial pictures on social media on Thursday, December 10. The photos show cadets wearing white hoods that some say resemble the KKK and were posted by someone on social media.

(WSPA) – The Citadel has released a statement following the posting of some controversial pictures on social media on Thursday, December 10.

The photos show cadets wearing white hoods that some say resemble the KKK and were posted by someone on social media.

Statement from The Citadel:

A social media posting, which I find offensive and disturbing, was brought to my attention this morning. It shows an upper class cadet in front of seven cadets with pillowcases over their heads. 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. Preliminary reports are cadets were singing Christmas carols as part of a “Ghosts of Christmas Past” skit. These images are not consistent with our core values of honor, duty and respect.
We will provide more information upon completion of the investigation.

Lt Gen John W. Rosa, USAF (ret)

President, The Citadel

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