Friday, July 01, 2016

KKK Drawing Juice From Donald Trump

Associated Press report on the new lease on life that leaders of the Ku Klux Klan feel in the wake of Donald Trump's ascendency.

From the report:
It's impossible to say how many members the Klan counts today since groups don't reveal that information, but leaders claim adherents in the thousands among scores of local groups called Klaverns. [Brent] Waller [imperial wizard of the United Dixie White Knights in Mississippi] said his group is growing, as did Chris Barker, imperial wizard of the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in Eden, North Carolina.
The Eden Klaven is considered the most active KKK group in the nation today, according to the Anti-Defamation League.

3 comments:

Opinionated said...

I remember the Klan. I remember lynchings. I remember being threatened because my family stood up to the Klan.

There is no room in America for Hate.

Anonymous said...

The Republican party has used racist appeals to attract voters for as long as I can remember. Trump is the beautiful harvest of such work. And he's apparently the highest vote-getting GOP primary candidate ever, according to his spinners. Of course the NC clan is growing in popularity. How awful.

Unknown said...

I agree but it is weird how in the last 100 yrs, it went from southern racist Democrats and Republican party of Lincoln(even Nixon) until now it's post-LBJ liberal Democrats and alt-right Republicans.