Oberlin Flashback

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

This should have given us an idea of what we were in for. “In March of 2013 Oberlin College canceled classes after a student reported seeing someone on campus wearing Ku Klux Klan regalia,” Jason Manning and Bradley Campbell write in their recent study. “Our initial thoughts were that there was unlikely to be a KKK chapter at Oberlin College, a private liberal arts school with a reputation for progressive activism.”

“Indeed, the apparent Klansman later turned out to be a woman wrapped in a blanket.”

Manning is a sociologist at West Virginia University. Campbell is a sociologist at California State University-Los Angeles.