Meet the Ku Klux Klan's seamstress. From Mother Jones.com:
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.I sympathize with the challenge of having to provide for and give care to an incapacitated family member but to do so through an enterprise that lends support to a horrible, hate-filled organization like the KKK is almost unforgivable. When I was younger and more naive I wondered how so much animosity and racism could still exist in our society at the close of the 20th century; the "five generations" part of this story answers my juvenile self. Hate isn't innate to the human condition, it's ingrained into children by those who raise them.
Kids are great, Apu. You teach them to hate the same things you hate and they practically raise themselves.
[Update: I posted this without even realizing that I had posted the South Park KKK video a day or so earlier; don't worry, this isn't going to become a trend or anything.]