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These Two Latinas Thought It Would Be A Good Idea To Dress Up As KKK For Halloween

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These Two Latinas Thought It Would Be A Good Idea To Dress Up As KKK For Halloween

It didn't go well for them.

Two women who identified themselves as "Latina" were spotted walking around downtown Los Angeles on Halloween night dressed as members of the Klu Klux Klan.

The women have not been identified and their purpose was unknown, but whether they meant to provoke outrage or just thought it would be funny, it turned out to have been a very bad idea.

A video posted to Youtube shows an outraged Latina calling one of the KKK-costume-wearers a "pendeja" for dressing up as a member of a "racist cult," while a crowd of people gathers and beginss following the women, shouting for them to take their hoods off.

Minutes later, things escalate when two black women, justifiably shocked and enraged by the white robes and hoods, confront the KKK-costume-wearers. One of the black women, visibly very upset, tries to tell the supposed "Latinas" why the costumes are inappropriate, while the other, and the crowd, continue to repeatedly shout at them to take their hoods off.

Suddenly, a person in the crown comes up and pulls one of their hoods off, then another crowd member pulls the hood off the other. Exposed, the KKK-costume wearers retreat to hookah shop, where the crowd follows, booing.

Whether the women were actually Latinas or not, unfortunately, racism exists within the Latino community.

Dressing up as a member of a notoriously racist organization that has not only perpetrated extreme violence and oppression throughout history but is still active and threatening today is not funny and never okay. 

We have to hold ourselves accountable raza. If we want our gente to be treated with respect, we have to show that same respect to others and make allies instead of enemies.