This protester, dressed in a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood and standing outside of an American university, insists he is not racist. Not him. Never him. Nope. Instead, it’s the theory of evolution that’s racist. Also, Planned Parenthood.
The older man, seen standing outside of a University of Oklahoma campus, held a sign saying things like “exterminate and replace the savage races” and “we want to exterminate the negroe (sic) population.” The quotes, of course, were attributed to Charles Darwin and Planned Parenthood’s founder Margaret Sanger.
Despite the fact that he’s a Christian wearing the costume of a white supremacy group founded on Christianity, the man who calls himself “Mike” promises he’s not one of them.
“I’m definitely not part of the KKK, I’m here to expose the racism that is taught at OU by the theory of evolution.”
Mike went even further, claiming his actions will be seen as beneficial in the long run.
“I don’t think it will be at first, I think that it will encourage dialogue and maybe after the emotions calm down, in time they’ll realize, ‘well that was rough, that was about as pleasant as rubbing alcohol on a scrape, but it did good.’”
Thankfully, the university itself has disavowed the racist behavior of Mike. In a statement to KFOR, the school said they are paying close attention to what’s going on in an effort to protect students.
“The individual from out of state is not affiliated with OU in any way and does not represent the values of the university family… University officials have been monitoring the situation closely to ensure the safety of the OU community.”
Mike stopped several students in an attempt to spread his hateful message, including a black woman named Jessica Bennet. She confronted him, saying, “I don’t understand why you’re dressed like the KKK.”
“Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs or whatever, but you don’t have to flaunt it on a campus that’s known for being diverse.”
Mike also attracted the attention of police, who allowed him to stay on the campus after he removed his KKK hood.
He further insisted he’s “not bringing racism to OU.”
“I’m putting a spotlight on it. Anyone who brings truth, and actual facts, is probably the good guy. I’m saying racism is already here under the guise of the false belief of evolution.”
For the record, his “actual facts” are actually lies. The Planned Parenthood “quote” is part of long-debunked myth, and Darwin’s possibly “>misrepresented personal opinions (he was actually an abolitionist) have nothing to do with the validity of evolution by natural selection. In order to debunk that, you’re going to need more science degrees and fewer KKK robes.