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This paper examines how there has been a revival of KKK activities and looks at some of its past activities since its inception in 1866. The paper also discusses how, with hate groups increasing in the U.S., especially due to the economy and immigrant issues, the concern needs to be hate crimes in general rather than just about one racist and Anti-Semitic group specifically. The paper also looks at how today the KKK are expanding by joining with other white supremacist groups such as National Socialist Movement.
From the Paper:"An article in America journal reports on the overall situation of racism in the country. The Southern Poverty Law Center states that there was a 40 percent rise in hate groups from 2000-2007, theorizing that the rise is being driven by "anti-immigrant furor aimed largely at Latinos." In 2006, members of the second largest KKK group, called Imperial Klans of America (IKA), viciously beat a 16-year-old American boy of Panamanian descent during an IKA recruiting drive on the county fairgrounds in Brandenburg, Kentucky. The men had been passing out flyers for the so-called "white only" event. In another "white power" and "KKK," along with the symbol for this group were spray painted on the Philemon Missionary Baptist Church in the mainly black Ada neighborhood of Hammond Heights, Oklahoma (Kelly). In this same town, KKK fliers were somehow inserted into the newspapers without permission. In this same state in 2005, a freshman was killed in a hit-and-run believed to be racially motivated and a hate crime. The driver when found was sentenced to 320 years in prison for this attack and nine other blacks.
Sample of Sources Used:
- America. Klan Group Under Fire. 197.7, 4-5.
- Anti-Defamation League. Ku Klux Klan. 5 November 2009. http://www.adl.org/learn/ext_us/kkk/default.asp?LEARN_Cat=Extremism&LEARN_SubCat=Extremism_in_America&xpicked=4&item=kkk
- Fry, H.P. The Modern Ku Klux Klan. Cambridge: Murray, 2009.
- Kelly, Ann. Vandalism of Ada Church Saddens Members. News OK. 5 November, 2009. http://newsok.com/vandalism-of-ada-church-saddens-members/article/3414738#ixzz0W0fEjjZF
- Wade, W.C. The Fiery Cross: The Ku Klux Klan in America. New York: Oxford Press, 1998.
Cite this Research Paper:
The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) (2012, May 31) Retrieved June 18, 2013, from http://www.academon.com/research-paper/the-ku-klux-klan-kkk-151273/
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