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  1. BB Grace March 8, 2016

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      • BB Grace March 8, 2016

        Thank you Zack Anderson.

        When my family moved to Louisiana 73, the brand new high school forced intregration.

        One day in homeroom the teacher introduced a new student. All I remember was the teacher made an issue of the student being a Jew. When class ended the action in the hall was electrified and the boys in the class proudly pulling out their KKK ID cards showing each other. The new kid never came back to class. So much for forced intregration.

        Senator Robert Bryd was the best spokesman for the KKK, which he only belonged for two weeks, because that’s what Democrats and Blue collar workers and Christians did to protect their jobs and families..etc.

        It’s interesting that with all the news about KKK/ Trump. etal, there is never any mention that the Democratic party estbalished the KKK.

        “The Ku Klux Klan (KKK), or simply “the Klan”, is the name of three distinct past and present movements in the United States that have advocated extremist reactionary currents such as white supremacy, white nationalism, and anti-immigration, historically expressed through terrorism aimed at groups or individuals whom they opposed.[6] All three movements have called for the “purification” of American society, and all are considered right wing extremist organizations.[7][8][9][10]

        The first Ku Klux Klan flourished in the Southern United States in the late 1860s, then died out by the early 1870s. It sought to overthrow the Republican state governments in the South during the Reconstruction Era, especially by using violence against African American leaders. With numerous chapters across the South, it was suppressed around 1871, through federal enforcement. Members made their own, often colorful, costumes: robes, masks, and conical hats, designed to be terrifying, and to hide their identities.[11][12]

        The second group was founded in 1915, and flourished nationwide in the early and mid-1920s, particularly in urban areas of the Midwest and West. It opposed Catholics and Jews, especially newer immigrants, and stressed opposition to the Catholic Church.[13] This second organization adopted a standard white costume and used similar code words as the first Klan, while adding cross burnings and mass parades.

        The third and current manifestation of the KKK emerged after 1950, in the form of small, local, unconnected groups that use the KKK name. They focused on opposition to the Civil Rights Movement, often using violence and murder to suppress activists. It is classified as a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center.[14] It is estimated to have between 5,000 and 8,000 members as of 2012.[2]

        The second and third incarnations of the Ku Klux Klan made frequent reference to America’s “Anglo-Saxon” blood, hearkening back to 19th-century nativism.[15] Although members of the KKK swear to uphold Christian morality, virtually every Christian denomination has officially denounced the KKK.[16]”

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