Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Hate Couture

KKK seamstress

Where do KKK robes come from? Actually, it’s not something that ever occurred to me, but the folks at Mother Jones have the answer:

Coming from five generations of Ku Klux Klan members, 58-year-old “Ms. Ruth” sews hoods and robes for Klan members seven days a week, blessing each one when it’s done. A red satin outfit for an Exalted Cyclops, the head of a local chapter, costs about $140. She uses the earnings to help care for her 40-year-old quadriplegic daughter, “Lilbit,” who was injured in a car accident 10 years ago.

Sad that there’s even a market for this shit.