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Old December 15th, 2017, 11:09 AM   #11

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The Klan was started as an undergraduates fraternity by some Pulasky student
fraternities commonly used greek letters as cognomen
during the late half of the 19th century , there were a lot of association with circle or knights in their name
the student called themselves the keklos ( circle) clan which by euphonic derivation became the Ku klux klan .
it was all a big student prank ,with extravagant fantastic tittles and ghostly parades
it was during the reconstruction period , the federal North made the rules
there was an important election in Tennessee ,most voters would be disenfranchised as being too confederate
Nathan Bedford Forrest , always prone to inflate his forces to intimidate his opponents , made this into a vast secret organization of ex soldiers under his leadership ,willing to rise to defend their rights

as usual for his bluffs , it worked and the voting laws were changed
however the notion of the wizard of the saddle leading once more his men to victory was enough to set the South on fire ,
Most people heard of it through the lowest kind of newspapers , self made chapters appeared everywhere ,
all the confederate grandees wanted nothing to do with it , it was a deep south populist movement , which quickly turned to lawlessness and was stamped out in a decade

The second rising of the Klan took place around 1915 and was less a confederate and more a supremacist Anglo Saxon protestant movement , it witted until it practically ceased to exist by 1945

There is some who speak of a third rising of the Klan but as of today it is a marginal phenomenon splintered among many groups and with no mass membership
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Old December 15th, 2017, 12:02 PM   #12

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The Klan was started as an undergraduates fraternity by some Pulasky student
fraternities commonly used greek letters as cognomen
during the late half of the 19th century , there were a lot of association with circle or knights in their name
the student called themselves the keklos ( circle) clan which by euphonic derivation became the Ku klux klan .
it was all a big student prank ,with extravagant fantastic tittles and ghostly parades
it was during the reconstruction period , the federal North made the rules
there was an important election in Tennessee ,most voters would be disenfranchised as being too confederate
Nathan Bedford Forrest , always prone to inflate his forces to intimidate his opponents , made this into a vast secret organization of ex soldiers under his leadership ,willing to rise to defend their rights

as usual for his bluffs , it worked and the voting laws were changed
however the notion of the wizard of the saddle leading once more his men to victory was enough to set the South on fire ,
Most people heard of it through the lowest kind of newspapers , self made chapters appeared everywhere ,
all the confederate grandees wanted nothing to do with it , it was a deep south populist movement , which quickly turned to lawlessness and was stamped out in a decade

The second rising of the Klan took place around 1915 and was less a confederate and more a supremacist Anglo Saxon protestant movement , it witted until it practically ceased to exist by 1945

There is some who speak of a third rising of the Klan but as of today it is a marginal phenomenon splintered among many groups and with no mass membership
Although I've not heard of some of this, I do agree about the "Second Klan Period" around the time of racist Woodrow Wilson's Presidency. That was when the Klan was at its all time high. Birth of a Nation (shown in the White House when Wilson was President) reflected this, portraying the "noble" Klansmen riding to the rescue of outraged southern (white) womanhood.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics...d-klan/509468/

I have read that something like 1/6 of the white men in the US belonged to the Klan in the late teens and early 20s. Don't have the source with me, however. A staggering percentage. I do know that Indiana was a big Klan state and had one of the highest percentages of Klan membership anywhere.

One interesting note on the Klan is that Stone Mountain, just east of Atlanta, was owned by one of the heads of the Klan and, I understand, a big site for Klan rallies with cross-burnings, etc. That all happened before I moved south.

Today, the Klan is totally marginalized --one of a hodgepodge of white/Aryan supremacist organizations. Let's hope it stays that way.
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Old December 15th, 2017, 12:25 PM   #13

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KKK. Has to do with racism.

My question

Someone knows when the year was born racism.
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Old December 15th, 2017, 02:14 PM   #14

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My question

Someone knows when the year was born racism.
Racism is a human condition.
It is a fear of people different to our self, or the group we identify with based on physical or cultural differences.
Anyone can be racist.
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It is an organization that has had tremendous political influence. It played a big role in the resumption of white Democratic rule in the south, as well as lynchings and Jim Crow.

It also was a force behind the Immigration Act of 1924. It helped create the stalemate at the 1924 Democratic Convention. It was a major force in politics of several southern and midwestern states at the time.
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saying the KKK wasn't/isn't racist is like saying Christians don't believe in Jesus nor the Trinity. it's an inherent facet of the organisation, in all three of its incarnations.
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KKK. Has to do with racism.

My question

Someone knows when the year was born racism.
I dunno really....maybe when a Paleolithic fellow saw a member of the band over the hills and in the valley who had a different hair colour to his own, he got his buddies over, killed the men, and took the women and children back to their holdout.....

Fearing or despising difference is part of human nature.
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1. Yes and know what they are about.

2. Yes

3. Don't need to own your own robe. They say they uphold the constitution but they are hypocrites.

4. Yes cause they never denied being racists.

5. ? Neither, I vote whoever I feel is the best candidate is for the position. The Klan votes majority Republican but they also support Democrats as well who shares and see things along similar lines. Hopefully this question is not a bias point of view for you to start from in doing your report.

6. Carpetbaggers

7. No, the KKK is male dominate, while the Black Panthers were female dominate. TBP never reached the scales of the acts of violence committed by the KKK.

8. Geography played a big role as their numbers were reverse in each city were neither group wanted to confront a larger force, plus they both came from the same principles in believing that both races should not mix so there was hardly any confrontation between the groups.

9. I estimate 8,000 to 12,000 and is on the rise since Obama became President, now with Trump in office, and fox news helping recruiting. There is not one core group of the klan even though there has been a few attempts too unite the fractured groups, the last known one was the IKA.
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1Have you heard of the KKK?
-I've heard of it, but don't know what it is.
-I've never heard of it.
-I've heard of it and do know what it is.
I've heard of it and do know what it is

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2Did you know that the KKK had 6 million members in the past?
-yes
-no
No, and I don't believe they did.

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3Which of the following statements is not a requirement for joining the KKK? choose one.
-You have to be a Christian.
-You need to be an American citizen.
-you must be faithful to the constitution of america.
-You've got to have your own gown(the KKK costume).
You've got to have your own gown.

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4The KKK organisation is often branded as being racist by people or media sources. Do you share this opinion? Give a explanation.
-Yes, because.....
-No, because.....
Yes, because that's exactly what they say and what they stand for. The entire history and the sole purpose of why they were founded in the first place was to impede Black American citizens to exercise their rights.

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6In 1865 the American civil war ended and people from the North could move to the South again. Several people from the North decided to do that, mainly because they wanted the people from the South to respect the constitution. A large part of the population of the south didn't like this situation. They rerferred to these people who moved from the North to the South as..?
-Backstabbers
-Carpetbaggers
-Slaves of modern day
Carpetbaggers

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7In 1966 the black panther party was founded. This party also used a lot of violence to achieve its goal. Do you think that you can compare it to the KKK?
-Yes
-No
-Maybe
No, and they didn't use a lot of violence (at least in the aggressive sense of the word).

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8The Black Panthers and the KKK did not often confront eachother. What was the main reason for this?
-The government prevented this.
-They both thought they had fewer members.
-The members of the black panthers settled mainly in the big cities and the kkk on the countryside.
The members of the black panthers settled mainly in the big cities and the KKK on the countryside.

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9The Black Panther Party officialy no longer has any members whereas the KKK still does have members. How many members does the KKK have nowadays?
-5000-8000
-8000-12000
-12000-15000
-100000
- 5000-8000
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Racism is a human condition.
It is a fear of people different to our self, or the group we identify with based on physical or cultural differences.
Anyone can be racist.

correct

But everything in life has a beginning.
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