MixxNews: Ku Klux Klan ReBrands Towards Peace & Politics

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The Ku Klux Klan,the traditionally White supremacist hate group, is reportedly re-branding itself to embrace people from all walks of life, including Black, Latinos, Jews and homosexuals, so that they can all stand together to support one common good, “a strong America,” according to the Daily Mail.

For all those interested in becoming members of the new and improved right-wing organization called the Rocky Mountain Knights will reportedly still have to sport the fear-invoking paramilitary garb of white robes and conical hoods, according to its founder John Abarr. Abarr wants to go against the old traditional hateful views of the group and move the organization towards a more peaceful and political direction.

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History was made last year when the Klan organizer met with Jimmy Simmons, president of the NAACP Casper, Wyoming branch. Segregation and discrimination was discussed among the two groups.  To know surprise, membership in the Klan has increased since Barack Obama took office with men who are angry, violent and ready for action but Abarr claims he’s calm them down or have asked them to leave the group because the setting wasn’t hateful enough for them.  Abarr declared at the meeting that his group beliefs in  violence against Black men is a hate crime are null and void and says they are a non-violent religious organization that is now focused on political issues.

Abarr have faced criticism from other Klan members, stating that he has an ulterior motive which is political in nature. “That man’s going against everything the by-laws of the constitution of the KKK,” said Bradley Jenkins, Imperial Wizard of the KKK .  “He’s trying to hide behind the KKK to further his political career.”

Despite the Klan’s history of violence specifically against  Black people, such as lynching and house bombing, there are African-Americans who have expressed an interest in joining Abarr’s group which now has a membership of about 8,000.

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