At first there was the offensive Ray Rice costume this Halloween season, now someone has hung a Black family in effigy outside of his or her home on the Fort Campbell U.S. Army base, which straddles the borders of Kentucky and Tennessee, according to a report at ClarksvilleNow.
Base officials ordered the removal of the display, which reportedly showed a Black family hanging from a tree. An illegible sign was attached to what appears to be the Father figure, while a small child clung to his ankles.
Brendalyn Carpenter with [the Fort Campbell] Public Affairs said they received a report of a Halloween decoration that was “offensive in nature” and contacted authorities to investigate. The occupant was informed of the concerns made by the community and removed the display.
Carpenter said it was her understanding that the display was not intended to be offensive, but authorities deemed it could be interpreted as such. She said the occupant did extend an apology about the decorations.
“Displays of an offensive nature are not reflective of Army values and the family-friendly environment provided for employees and residents of the Fort Campbell community,” Carpenter said.
Thank goodness Halloween is almost over. What began as an ancient pagan festival for the dead appears to be turning into more of a cover for racists to show their true colors and then pretend like they didn’t know they were being offensive. Unbelievable!