The article posted on Huff Post called Oberlin’s KKK Sighting May have Been Person In A Blanket talks about the alleged sighting of a KKK member on the campus grounds of Oberlin College last month. Several people saw this KKK looking person roam the campus near the African Heritage house around 1:30. Campus security was sent out to try to locate this person soon after but they were unable to locate the individual. The Next day the college canceled classes in order to have rallies as a response to this sighting. Campus security said it could have been a student walking back to their dorm with a blanket. This is a possibility but there has been a rash of racist vandalism on the campus grounds in recent weeks, which makes a sighting of a KKK dressed person certainly in the realm of possibilities.
Around half of the 2,800 students attended the rallies with most of them not realizing the past nights events "Some students would not have had the time ... some students would probably not have known about last night's events without this kind of attention," Cortés told The Huffington Post. Oberlin is known for being one of the most liberal schools in the United States as it was one of the first to accept black students.
I find this article interesting because Oberlin College is so liberal that it has become a target for racist individuals. The KKK sighting most likely did happen as the article had said that racists related vandalism had sprung up in the college weeks prior. This is terrifying as schools are seen as safe havens for people and to see this racial attack in a place where you live and work is a terrifying reality that minorities have to live with.
My question is how would you respond to events such as this if it had been Rhodes instead of Oberlin.
The article can be found on this website http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/06/oberlin-kkk_n_2821734.html?utm_hp_ref=black-voices&ir=Black%20Voices#slide=2179905