from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- abbr. Ku Klux Klan
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- Initialism of Ku Klux Klan.
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- n. a secret society of white Southerners in the United States; was formed in the 19th century to resist the emancipation of slaves; used terrorist tactics to suppress Black people
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Thu 10/22/09 12: 30 PM same color not same person i guess i can say you and the grandmarshall of the KKK is the same person
The fact that the southern Republican power base grew out of their opposition to desegregation and equal rights and their alignment for terrorist groups like the KKK is a fact on the histroy books.
You mean the web page that says the KKK is an “extreme right wing” organization?
But I get it, the KKK is an American thing so this type of terrorism is accepted by the right.
Maybe not … I just have never seen any proof that the KKK is alive and well in Europe … as usuall prove it and I will join you in calling out European KKK types also …. but I have been reading on this and have not seen any proof of it.
By my logic, the KKK is a quasi-religious organization not to be made fun of because it is different.
By your (lack of) logic, the KKK is a quasi-religious organization for whom we should have the ultimate respect.
Never mind all that right wing racism, hatred of jews, catholics, ni**ers, & immigrants -- the KKK is a really a "liberal" organization, hell bent on picking flowers and redistributing the wealth. lol Your narrow minded fundamentalist Christian views are showing.
Leo Eko: rantings of the KKK is that the former is couched in the pseudo-scientific
The difference between this pseudo-academic claptrap – which you have no problem with – and the rantings of the KKK is that the former is couched in the pseudo-scientific language of the academy while the latter makes no bones about its naked racial supremacist creed.
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