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"Dominican Republic Defends KKK Costumes"


  

          

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/05/dominican-republic-kkk_n_4904849.html

Dominican Republic Defends KKK Costumes
The Huffington Post
Posted: 03/05/2014 6:11 pm EST Updated: 03/05/2014 6:59 pm EST

The Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Culture is defending its decision to approve a group wearing Ku Klux Klan costumes during the country’s annual Carnival parade in the capital of Santo Domingo on Sunday, El Caribe reports.

Images of participants in the carnival dressed as KKK members sparked criticism of the Ministry of Culture, which is charged with approving the groups who request to join the parade.


In a series of tweets posted Monday, the government ministry said the group was part of a segment of the parade dedicated to commemorating historical events.

“Every group is free to choose their themes, whether using elements of the Dominican identity or universal culture in their costumes,” the ministry tweeted. Another tweet noted that the Dominican Republic is a “free country” where people are at liberty “to express their creativity.”

In a later statement, the Ministry of Culture said the group’s KKK costumes were intended as a criticism of the U.S. white supremacist organization that has often used racially motivated violence.

The ministry’s explanation didn’t convince everyone.

“If the point was to demonstrate the obscurantism of a historical period, the message didn’t come through!” said Twitter user Nieves Peguero.


Blog Latino Rebels, which picked up on the story shortly after it broke in the Dominican press on Monday, also took a critical tone.

“If the KKK procession was meant to be humorous or satirical, it obviously failed,” Iris Estrada wrote.

The Dominican Republic has made news for race issues recently.

A Supreme Court ruling issued last year required the elimination of birthright citizenship to be applied retroactively, jeopardizing the legal status of thousands of Haitian immigrants and their Dominican-born children -- the vast majority of whom are black.

Human rights groups estimate the ruling could strip more than 200,000 people of citizenship, while the Dominican government says the figure is lower.

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NIggas who speak Spanish and lack a clue
Feb 25th 2015
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Didn't white supremacy build that country?
Feb 26th 2015
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How bout they worry about their own lynchings
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I NO BLACK PAPI
Feb 26th 2015
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Musa
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Atillah Moor
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Might as well be true to their colors.

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