Pennsylvania Superintendent Apologizes After Students Dress Up As KKK


The superintendent of the Suburban Pennsylvania school district has issued an apology after a photo of students dressed in Ku Klux Klan surfaced online.

According to, the Upper Darby community, Superintendent Richard Dunlap explained that the photo of the three Upper Darby High School students was part of a skit “intended to identify and highlight the atrocities of the Ku Klux Klan.”

Dunlap wrote that during the 2014-15 school year, “a project was assigned in an Upper Darby High School history class with the intention of illustrating the historical impact of the 1920s.”

“There were skits associated with this project, and a photo of a skit intended to identify and highlight the atrocities of the Ku Klux Klan circulated on social media [Thursday] evening,” Dunlap wrote.

He added: “The photo has offended many in the community, and the Upper Darby School District is deeply sorry for this. Though there was no intention to harm or offend anyone, we recognize that the project was in poor judgment and an inappropriate activity.”

Well said, because there is a thin line between being funny and being downright offensive.

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