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Fri Oct 23, 2020, 11:51 AM

GOP Arkansas Senate Candidate Was Dismissed From High School Over KKK Costume

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/10/23/arkansas-senate-kkk-gop-beckham/

A Republican candidate running for the Arkansas Senate was dismissed from a Mississippi high school 20 years ago after he dressed up in a Ku Klux Klan costume for Halloween.

Charles Edward Beckham III, who is running in Arkansas' District 12, is alleged to have worn the KKK outfit during a Halloween event at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science in Columbus in 2000.

The claims were first reported by the Arkansas Times, who spoke to five of Beckham's former classmates who saw him and two other friends in a white hood and robes while trick-or-treating.

"I just remember being petrified to the point of tears," Victoria Brown, a Black woman and former classmate of Beckham, told the Arkansas Times.

Beckham dismissed the allegations against him as "baseless and false" while "unequivocally" denouncing the KKK and all other hate groups.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2020, 11:53 AM

1. In Arkansas, that's considered a feature, not a bug. n/t

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Response to CincyDem (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 23, 2020, 12:09 PM

3. It happened in Mississippi.

And your statement is not true.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2020, 11:56 AM

2. Are there pictures?

If so, he's done.

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