KKK Hate Group: Undergoing a Makeover?
I’m going to offer a small quibble to Dara: it’s not just African Americans who need to be politically concerned about these creeps trying to mainstream white supremacism; rather it is all americans.
If African Americans ever needed another reason to be politically engaged, here’s one: The Ku Klux Klan says it’s giving up cross burnings in favor of the ballot box.
Pastor Travis Pierce, national membership director for the Ku Klux Klan, LLC, told the Huffington Post’s Lucas Kavner that protests and violence are a thing of the past. While the KKK remains committed to defending the rights of white people and preaching against gays, its agenda is better served by lobbying elected officials, Pierce said.
“Even with the best speeches we can come up with, all we get are protesters and thugs who try to drown out our message,” Pierce said. “So we want to take our agenda directly to those who can make something happen. We’ve hired attorneys, and we can take it directly to the government.”