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July 21, 2013

Ku Klux Klan in “Full Regalia”

As America wrestles with the question of race in light of The Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case verdict, one  phrase continually comes to my mind:

“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. ”

— George Santayana

The fact is, racism didn’t end with the election of Barack Hussein Obama, the first African-American President of The United States, as some recently eluded to.  Rather, it exists within every ethnic group regardless of color.  But what we have seen over the past few years is a growing division among Americans.  It is a separation that for the most part has gone undetected, and while America slept in it’s apathetic slumber, there were those among us who have been vigilant.  working hard, growing stronger, in an attempt to rebuild an organization which has had many lifetimes and incarnations, The Ku Klux Klan.

What many of Americans do not readily realize is that there is not just one Ku Klux Klan, there are more that 30 individual groups, with potentially hundreds of affiliate groups.(see listing at the end of this article)

They are present in virtually every tier of  American Society, and no less than 3  past United States Presidents can be counted among their members. And membership in the Ku Klux Klan has boomed over the past 8 years.  A symptom of an ever-changing ethnic demographic in the United States of America, that has seen once minority groups, become the majority in places such as The State of  Texas, where the Hispanic population surpassed every other ethnic group according to the 2010 U.S. Census.  This is the first of a series of articles which will highlight groups like the Ku Klux Klan and other separatist groups, regardless of race. It is only with knowledge, that we can remember history as well as the lessons from the past, so we as American’s, are not doomed to repeat it.

 

Active Ku Klux Klan Groups as of July 2013

source: Southen Poverty Law Center

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