A mother in Virginia is defending the fact that she allowed her 7-year-old son to dress up as Ku Klux Klan member for Halloween.

Jessica Black, the boy's mother, said she explained to her son that he might get some backlash for wearing the costume.  She also defended the KKK and explained that the Halloween disguise is actually a family tradition.

A photo of the boy in the KKK hood was posted on Facebook after a resident snapped a shot of the boy and his mom trick-or-treating on Halloween night in Craigsville, Virginia.

Here's a television report from WHSV TV in Virginia: