Black Filmmaker Wears KKK Hood to Draw Attention to Black Violence

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Black Filmmaker Wears KKK Hood to Draw Attention to Black Violence

A Black filmmaker in Philadelphia, who caused controversy by wearing a KKK hood on a street corner, is looking to draw more attention to Black-on-Black crime.

Published February 7, 2013

An African-American man dressed up in a KKK hood stood on a busy corner in Philadelphia on Tuesday and caused a stir with some passersby who felt offended by his presence, according to CBS Philly.

Sixx King, 35, who is the person behind the offensive clothes, isn't trying to cause trouble. Instead he wants to draw attention to the Black-on-Black crime rate and "Black hypocrisy, complacency and apathy in the African-American community."

King is also the producer of Mothers of No Tomorrow, a documentary chronicling the lives of three mothers whose sons were murdered. Ja’Vese Phelps-Washington is one of them.

CBS Philly reports:

Phelps-Washington rallied with King. Her son, Christopher, was among the 324 murdered in Philadelphia in 2011. Police say 85 percent of those killed that year were Black.

Phelps-Washington is part of a documentary King recently produced about Black-on-Black crime.

King told me he didn’t intend to offend anyone. When asked if he thinks standing on the corner in a KKK outfit will really make a difference, King said, “I don’t think it will stop someone from killing. But hopefully, it would make that person think.”

Read the full story here.


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Written by Natelege Whaley


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