While Halloween is described as a day often celebrated by children who dress in costume and solicit candy or other treats door-to-door (trick-or-treating), it is also the time of the year you can observe the most racist themes in America. In Oklahoma, one woman was appalled when she observed her neighbor’s yard.
As reported by a local news station, Jamilla Phillips was shocked when she saw President Barack Obama’s name on one of the fake Halloween tombstones across the street from her home. Phillips, who is new to the neighborhood, told the news station, “He is the president of the United States and it actually is about respect. It’s a total respect thing because this person is still alive.”
The Dockens family, who is responsible for creating the fake tombstone, said it has been part of their Halloween decorations for three years and has not had a complaint.
Representing his family, Dwayne Dockens said, “[My family and I] made them a few years ago back when it was a big deal, questions up about [Obama’s] birth certificate. And we made all these ourselves so just thought it was kind of humorous and, you know, went ahead and put him in there as well.”
Personally, I believe it’s very disrespectful. What’s your take Clutchettes?