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Fear of a White Lab Equipment Cover

Thankfully, there is not a Ku Klux Klan member lurking the campus of Bowling Green State University in full Klan regalia. Someone saw a white cover on a piece of laboratory equipment that sort-of, kind-of looks like a person wearing a Klan hood. The university looked into it and determined what was really in the window. 

We all make mistakes, and we all have false alarms. But how likely is it that in 2017, a Klan member could walk into or work in a university building, in full Klan hood and sheets, and not be noticed? How likely is it that no one would react, or object, or cause a scene?

We live in a flawed country and a flawed world, and racism exists. But a little common sense is in order. The average white person sitting next to you on the bus is extremely unlikely to be a Klan member, or a white supremacist, or a Klan sympathizer. 

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