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Sat Dec 10, 2016, 10:12 PM

KKK, other racist groups disavow the white supremacist label

Source: Associated Press

KKK, other racist groups disavow the white supremacist label

By JAY REEVES
Dec. 10, 2016 4:27 PM EST

PELHAM, N.C. (AP) In today's racially charged environment, there's a label that even the KKK disavows: white supremacy.

Standing on a muddy dirt road in the dead of night near the North Carolina-Virginia border, masked Ku Klux Klan members claimed Donald Trump's election as president proves whites are taking back America from blacks, immigrants, Jews and other groups they describe as criminals and freeloaders. America was founded by and for whites, they say, and only whites can run a peaceful, productive society.

But still, the KKK members insisted in an interview with The Associated Press, they're not white supremacists, a label that is gaining traction in the country since Trump won with the public backing of the Klan, neo-Nazis and other white racists.

"We're not white supremacists. We believe in our race," said a man with a Midwestern accent and glasses just hours before a pro-Trump Klan parade in a nearby town. He, like three Klan compatriots, wore a robe and pointed hood and wouldn't give his full name, in accordance with Klan rules.

Claiming the Klan isn't white supremacist flies in the face of its very nature. The Klan's official rulebook, the Kloran published in 1915 and still followed by many groups says the organization "shall ever be true in the faithful maintenance of White Supremacy," even capitalizing the term for emphasis. Watchdog groups also consider the Klan a white supremacist organization, and experts say the groups' denials are probably linked to efforts to make their racism more palatable.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 10:42 PM

1. Oh...I'm not a murderer. I'm just a person who allows people to pass on to the everlasting.

Do they redefine much?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 02:03 PM

2. Admitting to "White Supremacy" sounds too bad. Whether they commit such acts as suppression of

 

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minorities, bullying them, and claiming privileges for themselves, etc., do not bother their consciences in
the least. It's only being called "White Supremacists" that bothers them.

There is no depth to their values and their thinking at all. They are not capable of anything beyond
the superficial, and their unchecked primitive drives.

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