I’ve been meaning to say this for some time, but the councillor who dressed in the KKK costume is about the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time. I’m sorry to hear that he had to apologise, but I suppose that was to be expected.
It’s funny for a very simple reason.
It points out immediately and unquestionably just how stupid (not to mention insulting) hoody day is a concept.
Because people are not intimidated by kids wearing hoodys. They’re intimidated by people using them to hide – it is absolutely what’s under the hood that counts.
Youth, even in South Auckland don’t all wear these garments. those that do are frequently not noticed. Who cares if a young person is keeping their ears warm on a cold night? No, the ones we notice are those walking or riding around in full daylight with the hood hiding themselves.
Hiding under a hood is a bad thing. Doesn’t matter if the person is hiding to disguise who’s cross burning, or disguise who’s shooting dairy owners. It’s bad, and MP’s should not glorify it as a symbol of youth – that’s a slap in the face of the thousands of law-abiding young people in this country and they should know it.