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June 12th, 2012
08:41 PM ET

A kinder, gentler Ku Klux Klan? 'We do not hate anyone,' imperial wizard says

by Alicia W. Stewart, CNN

(CNN) –“All we wanna do is adopt a highway,” said April Chambers, secretary of the  North Georgia chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. “We're not doing it for publicity. We're doing it to keep the mountains beautiful. People throwing trash out on the side of the road ... that ain't right."

For many Americans, the Ku Klux Klan has been a symbol for terrorism, racism and evil in America, synonymous with burning crosses, lynchings and hooded men.

Even today, the name evokes vociferous discussion about the rights of a local group to adopt a highway in North Georgia, which was recently denied.

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But is the latest effort to adopt a highway an introduction of a new era of a kinder, gentler Klan or merely an effort to gain attention? After more than a century and a half, what is the Ku Klux Klan today?

"We're not racists," Chambers told CNN Monday. "We just want to be with white people. If that's a crime, then I don't know. It's all right to be black and Latino and proud, but you can't be white and proud. I don't understand it."

Harley Hanson, who filed the application to adopt the highway for the International Keystone Knights Realm of Georgia, concurred:  “I love my race. Does that make me wrong? I’m proud to be white,” he told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Georgia official: KKK won't be allowed to 'adopt' highway

Today, when speaking to leaders of the Klan, you won't hear racial epithets or a denunciation of any ethnic groups.

"We do not hate anyone,” said Frank Ancona, the imperial wizard of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. “The true Ku Klux Klan is an organization that is looking out for the interests of the white race. It is a fraternal organization, and we do good works.”

Ancona's words are a contrast to criminal acts historically associated with the Klan - a divergence from intimidating images of hooded figures with lit crosses cutting through a dark night.

"We look out for the interest of our family first, I feel that other races feel the same way - it's a natural instinct, " he adds.

After all, who can argue with anyone about taking care of one's loved ones or cleaning up a national highway?

"These groups are interested in the press they know they are going to get off this - it doesn’t have anything to do with improving the world," said Mark Potok, editor in chief of the Intelligence Report, which tracks hate groups and extremists for the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Potok concludes that it is not a kinder, gentler Ku Klux Klan but merely a sign of the times.

“Even the Klan recognizes there is no way that they can recreate America as an all-white country,” he said.

The group began as a fraternal organization, founded by Confederate veterans after the Civil War. At its height, Ku Klux Klan members were politicians, advertising gurus, journalists, businessmen and women with powerful political and social influence.  In the 1920s, membership swelled to 4 million to 5  million, fueled in part by the popularity of  "A Birth of a Nation," a 1915 silent film that extolled the virtues of the Klan.  The civil rights era witnessed a resurgence of the group, and it still exists today with 4,000 to  5,000 members nationally.

"I wonder why they characterize us as a hate group? Who do we hate?"  Ancona said. "I know what the perception is; people come up to us and they hate us."

When speaking to him via phone, Ancona insists that there is a not a "rebranding" of the KKK.  Instead, there is a focus on the original values of the Klan that have been distorted by "rogue" members and a mischaracterization by media.

"We are doing all we can to dispel the negative images," said Ancona. "If we find out one of our members was charged with a crime, or immoral behavior, we might give them a warning first, but we try to keep a tight eye on that. We have a thorough screening process to weed out troublemakers. I can only speak for the Traditional Knights, but none of our members are criminals."

Ancona sends out Twitter messages, has a modest following and speaks earnestly about the traditions of the Klan.  He speaks with special conviction when talking about the standard by which he strives to live.

"Jesus Christ is our criteria of character. If you look at Romans 12:1-2,  that is how Klans are  supposed to live, that is the standard, " he explained. "We do not burn the cross, we light the cross to show that Christ is the light of the world."

When pressed for how historical killings intersect with with Christian teachings of loving one another, he answers that the criticism the group faces is similar to the contempt directed at his example.

"We do this even though we know we will be hated and scorned, we sacrifice and serve for what's right - to uphold the principle that were taught by Jesus Christ of Nazareth and ensure that we give our children and their grandchildren America we had."

An independent contractor, Ancona says he is not paid for his work leading the Midwest chapter. He does the work "because I feel that I am doing something good for my fellow man."

He believes there is nothing hateful in the Klan bylaws and contends that while the organization has had  "a dark past," it is not dissimilar to that of the action of some priests actions in the Catholic Church  or a producer cutting misleading clips in on a story about George Zimmerman: you don't judge the whole for a few bad parts.

"I would want people to know that we are here, and we are not to be feared. The Klan is looking out for the white race, to preserve our rights and our history. The Klan looks out for America as our forefathers did."

Mark Pitcavage, the director of investigative research for the Anti-Defamation League, characterizes Ancona's group as "sort of the big dog" of the Ku Klux Klan now.

Pitcavage is a former military historian who began researching militia minutemen and later right-wing extremism.  He characterizes the  Klan as "group of hard-core white supremacists that are motivated by a belief that the white race is in danger of extinction."

He says white supremacy is composed of  five main movements: Neo-Nazis, traditional white supremacist groups, racist skinheads, racist prison gangs and Christian Identity, whose religious adherents believe they are descended from lost tribes of Israel.

The current Klan is not one cohesive group, and is considered one of the traditional white supremacist groups, which emerged in the the civil rights era.

"The situation that existed in the 1950s and '60s simply does not exist. The white supremacists are no longer in charge. They are now fighting for the very survival of the white race, and they have to fight to protect," said Pitcavage. "This is a fundamental difference of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1950s and today in the 21st century.”

In the past 60 years, several chapters of the Klan have made efforts to be involved in more civic-minded projects, such as adopting highways.

The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan - the Arkansas group that David Duke once led - tried doing it. There was also a group in Missouri  that won a lawsuit to adopt a highway, and most recently, the North Georgia group that was denied the permit.

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  1. thomas

    Is there such a thing as a kinder gentler terrorist?

    June 13, 2012 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
    • ObamaJoe

      Yes,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,we will convert Arabs to real Christian,,,,,,,,,,or real Muslim,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

      June 13, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  2. lambwood

    dON'T THE GOOD GUYS ALWAYS WEAR WHITE?

    June 13, 2012 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
    • becky - Las Vegas

      Nope. Osama wore white too.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
      • GenXcynic

        So did the priest...

        June 13, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  3. Kandy Klan

    Awww, This makes me feel all warm and fuzzy!

    June 13, 2012 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  4. Paul

    While the Bill of Rights gives us freedom of assembly, that right ends where criminal activity begins. Historically the Klan has been involved not just in cross burnings, but in lynchings, tar and feathering and castrations. As there is no statute of limitations on murder, I would think that the RICO laws might still apply. Let them clean the highway wearing their prison garb.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  5. C

    Disgusted that this is an actual article on CNN. Are you really trying to extol the virtues of a racist, white supremacist group, CNN? Really? How does this article exist.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Howard

      No, CNN isn't trying to extol the virtues blah, blah, blah. They're trying to tell a story that people might find interesting regardless of their opinion of the KKK, and then let those readers judge for themselves whether the KKK actually is kinder and gentler, or if it's just engaged in a public relations ploy that might distract others from their true sordid goals.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
    • becky - Las Vegas

      They are trying to tell both sides of the story. This side happens to be from the Klan's point of view. Like Dr. Phil says... "No matter how flat you make it, a pancake like a story has 2 sides.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  6. ObamaJoe

    have fun,,,,,,,,,guys,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    Boycott Kmart !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 13, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  7. ToldUso

    Kinder, gentler klan is an oxymoron, much like compassionate conservative.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Sam

      LOL. Exactly

      June 13, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      Respectfully, to paraphrase Churchill: "If you are 20 years old and not a liberal you have no heart. If you are 40 and not a conservative, you have no brain. Must be good to be young "Tolduso".

      June 13, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
      • ToldUso

        I'm old enough (64) to barely remember being young.

        June 13, 2012 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  8. Skeptic

    They can adopt the highways in Kenya.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  9. WachetAuf

    It is very hard to ignore this subject. These people are "hard wired" to hate and are sociopaths. The biggest trick the devil ever played on the human race was to persuade people that he does not exist. Every con man knows how to do it. It is a cheap trick which is used ten million times a day. It is "slight of hand" as it is sometimes called. It is also referred to as the "suspension of disbelief". The idea is to distract attention from the crime by drawing the observer's attention to something else, usually playing on natural sympathies and attempting to get others to identify with the con man. In this case Satan is drawing the observer's attention to the protection of the beautiful mountains. Most of us can sympathize with that can't we? It makes us want to think that there is something good in Satan. Hitler described the process best:

    "...in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying." "Mein Kampf".

    Incidentally, this is directed to those who are still searching for truth and is intended to invite reflection and discussion. It is not directed to those who have found truth or who believe they have found it.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  10. Dontarious Black

    The KKK are not nearely as damaging or dangerous as the Black Panthers, the Bloods, the Crips, the NAACP, etc.
    Nor are they as dangerous as millions of inner-city BlackAmericans who rob, rape, assault, and murder people all the time.
    Check the news.... it's like Groundhog, I mean Blackhog day time and time again.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
    • ToldUso

      I don't recall an incidence of the NAACP lynching anyone. Moronic comparison.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
    • usarmyoverlord

      Oh really Troll?!? How many Crips lynched black soldiers while still in their uniforms? BTW you hood is showing 😉

      June 13, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Sam

      Oh yeah great comparison. You lack one detail. The law was on the Klans side back then. It was allowed to happen! Read a book or watch the news you moron.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
    • loverpoint

      What is the new meaning of KKK- Koch,Koch,Koch.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
    • fintastic

      ding ding ding! we have a racist!

      June 13, 2012 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Mario

      No one is denying that there's a lot of evil in other "organizations" who seek to abuse others....But what we are saying is that the KKK is one of those organizations. Is that simple, just because any of the groups you mention are just as evil, it does not make the KKK any good.....

      June 13, 2012 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Homicide2012

      LMAO. That comment is too funny and so damn typical coming from an obvious member of the KKK such as you.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  11. me

    Wow...this is a good one for debate. Since I like debates (except presidential ones) then I'll my 2 cents in. I am a white lady in the south. And I do not agree with any of the KKK rules or statements. News flash for the current KKK sect. People today still remember what you did years ago and therefore will not forget and just walk away. My family had a home on a river in a small town. My dad was notorious for taking black familes on a boat to put them in a safe place when my dad would hear that the KKK was going to a specific house. They threatened our family and it did not phase my dad or my uncle who both stood up against them. They ended up killing my uncle. Fast forward...2010...my daughter meets someone to go out with. They went out a few times and on one of his visits here, the story came out about what my family did against the KKK and then we learn that this young man is a relative to a current KKK member so he broke off the relationship. He was not allowed to date my daughter because of our views. Thats fine and dandy. She is engaged to a wonderful young man. The KKK can say all they want that they are not like they were in the past...but I'm not going to sit here and believe a word of it.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Thezel

      that's messed up.. going down south is like driving back in time. scary. I find it hilarious that some of those southern states are some of the most conservative (Red) states in the country, yet they receive the most federal aid per capita for any states.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
    • usarmyoverlord

      Exactly!!! I would rather drink Kool Aid from Jim Jones than believe there is a such thing as a kinder, gentler KKK!!!!!

      June 13, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
    • thewarpedpen

      That's an incredible story! I think it's important for people who have stories like this to share them. Thank you for doing so!

      June 13, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Mario

      What was the name of that story where the wolf dresses up like a sheep to eat the little girl??? Who knows what they are up to with this "hippie" strategy. Maquiavelli said "every now and then declare peace to create confusion in the enemy and to launch an attack when they are not prepared".....I for one don't trust them....

      June 13, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  12. Glades2

    Now I've heard it all....

    June 13, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  13. Ace

    A kinder, gentler Ku Klux Klan? lmao
    Tell that to the families they have destroyed.
    The KKK are not fooling anybody.
    We all know what they are, and what they stand for.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  14. Cissy

    Maybe somebody should tell these idiots that JESUS wasn't white?

    June 13, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • ObamaJoe

      He is light ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,not white,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

      June 13, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Kandy Klan

      btw where is Jesus these days?

      June 13, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
      • ObamaJoe

        Did you ever see light ?????????????

        June 13, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
    • LorenLS

      If you think bout the lineagein the Bible... Jesus spread his works as a brown skinned Jewish Rabbi...!

      June 13, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  15. Mary

    And the Hells Angels aren't a gang, they are just a group of motorcycle enthusiasts......

    June 13, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • usarmyoverlord

      Well stated... "A kinder gentler Klan?!?" Get the f outta here 😉

      June 13, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Ace

      Agreed
      lmao

      June 13, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
    • loverpoint

      They pay for the fuel in their bikes by selling crack to children.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  16. Andrew

    Yeah. They were saying the same sh@# about a hundred years ago. Bought the Indiana governor. Hell, it had Quakers joining. If there's a butthole of Hell in this world, it is the Ku Klux Klan.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  17. exqzme

    The 'NEW' Ku Klux Klan.

    The 'NEW' Black Panthers.

    At least La Raza is not pretending to be anything other than it always was. Maybe things will be better when the Hispanics are in charge.

    Naaahh... Probably in America we're just circling the drain.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  18. lolSMILINGface

    Fool me once, shame on you... Fool me twice... This means war...

    June 13, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  19. Brian

    But people let us remember what the original purpose of the Klu Klux Klan was. After the civil war ended they originally formed to drive out Northern Troops and Northern influence to restore power to the planter elite. They hated the North, and their scapegoat were African-Americans. Everyone should have a chance for redemption. I dont think its hate party that goes out and lynches people, its probably a tradition passed down through generations.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  20. Larry

    Perhaps the KKK should work on their direction and focus on their image before thinking the world will acct them. If they truly have become a Non-Racist group they need to have that become their first public agenda.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  21. chefdugan

    A redneck is a redneck is a redneck and stupid is as stupid does. If there is a single college graduate among the Klan's membership they wasted their time and money.Their only major point is that the needs and wants of white people are being ignored while blacks and hispanics use the race card at every opportunity, even if they have to make up an opportunity. I happen to agree with that and it;s the culture today. That can be changed but not by confrontation. Over-all whites are much smarter that the other groups so why can't we outsmart them rather than confront them?

    June 13, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
    • skpfrmdc

      Good question Chef. Could it be the lack of qualified candidates? Y'all don't look so smart to me just read your people's posts. WHOOOOOOOOOOOWHEEEEEEEEEEEE that is DUMB!

      June 13, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  22. Chuck

    KKK aren't the most popular K's any more. Top would be Kim Kar Kardashian, then K's cereal....

    June 13, 2012 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • ObamaJoe

      Kmart ???????????

      June 13, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  23. terry

    "We do not burn the cross, we light the cross to show that Christ is the light of the world."

    And the black man tied to that cross is to "reenact the passion of Christ". Right......

    June 13, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
    • exqzme

      I know I shouldn't...

      But I'm ROTFLMAO.

      Am I a racist? Because that was funny to me.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Thezel

      and we put pillows over our head because we want to resemble the clouds in heaven. and we do all this at night because, well, because... can you get back to us on that?

      June 13, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Cissy

      My husband was a truck driver when we met 23 years ago so I got in the truck and went with him. There is no word to describe the feeling of evil as we drove across Alabama and Mississippi at night and regularly saw burning crosses from the hwy. Pretty sure NONE of them had religious purpose, the only purpose was to scare! Thats why we didn't take our non profit to that area in later years.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  24. Mercenary For Hire

    The KKK, Neo-Nazi FASCISTS and Skin heads all have one thing in common – They're all a complete BUNCH of LOSERS that probably didn't even finish their High School education, let alone college. As a result, they probably can't get a job that pays more than the minimum wage and end up becoming white supremacists that have nothing better to do, all day long, than blame their own misfortunates on all minority groups !! I am a Caucasian Jewish man and personally, I would love to meet one of these LOW-LIFE LOSERS in a dark alley, somewhere here in NYC. I would love to show them the true meaning of "White Power," by kicking the living-crap out of them and giving them a beating they would never forget !!

    June 13, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
    • loverpoint

      Believe it or not you both have something in common. You both are part of the supposed NON VIOLENT Judea-Christen Religion.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  25. ObamaJoe

    =============Do not mistreat an alien or oppress him, for you were aliens in Egypt.================<< Exodus 22:21

    June 13, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
    • tim

      I hate you.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
    • ObamaJoe

      You hate me,,,,,,,,you suffer,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,your choice,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

      What can I do ????????

      June 13, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
    • fintastic

      2+2 = chicken

      June 13, 2012 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  26. skpfrmdc

    all those democrats are now "proud" Republicans because you support their agenda. Sieg!

    June 13, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  27. mws12345

    Sorry KKK. You dug your own hole. I know you want to get out of it, but this re-branding effort (and it is a re-branding effort despite your statement to the contrary) is not going to change your organization's sordid history. If your true goal was to keep an area of the highway clean and not to garner publicity, then your application should have stated that you wish to conduct this service anonymously – I think it would have passed muster. And I would think that you must have your face pressed in the dirt, be legally valued as only a small percentage of a person, and endure the hatred of other races for 200 years in order to necessitate being "White and proud." Here's an idea: You might try offering up a long-overdue mea culpa for your organization's past transgressions and then focus your energies on elevating all people. Be Human and proud for a while. Then, perhaps, the healing process will bring us all together and you won't have to worry about other races being and proud while you can't be white and proud. Your current attempt to adopt pride in your race looks ridiculous.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Adam

      The Mormons rebranded, why can't the KKK? The Mormon movement was founded by racists. Mormons once thought blacks were born of the devel. And now we have a Mormon contending for the presidency.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
      • marksoucy@gmail.com

        You bring up a good point Adam. Personally, I don't feel susceptible to the rebranding efforts of the Mormons, the KKK, or even Philip Morris; but that doesn't mean that others can't be persuaded.

        June 13, 2012 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  28. Amir

    So one of the white supremacist groups claims to be a lost tribe of Israel?! Wouldn't that make them semites? hahaha

    June 13, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  29. JerPell

    How do we sign up?

    June 13, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Chuck

      Pick up a trash by the side of the highway.. and you are signed up.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
    • skpfrmdc

      Set fire to your nutz.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  30. Chuck

    The history of KKK is not of something this country can be proud of. Thus, I beleive, that this shouldn't be allowed to go any furthur. No one should limit themselves to a certain race or color. God created us all in many shapes and colors and if we reject some, then we are rejecting God's creations.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • loverpoint

      It must be hard picking up garbage with a hood on?

      June 13, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  31. Lokari

    "Jesus Christ is our criteria of character" - Frank Ancona
    I wonder if Frank knows that Jesus was not Caucasian.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • ROGER

      Your right he's pure white like a cloud. because he is pure without sin.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
      • fintastic

        More like pure B S

        June 13, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • fintastic

      Pure B S

      June 13, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • LLS

      Jesus brownskinned Jewish Rabbi .

      June 13, 2012 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  32. ROGER

    First let me say this I'm not a racist and I don't have anything against any other race. How is all other rascal group in America have protection under the law but if a whites want to set up a group to guarantee that whites aren't being discriminated against it’s wrong. It like all the other race want us to feel bad for being born white. I’m not going to apologize for being born white or being a male. But I can tell you for a fact that there is racism against whites. It really sad that people think that it’s ok to decimate against whites it’s not, I haven’t done anything to anyone. It’s funny how minorities blame the whites for a lot of their problem the white man hold us back, or the owe us for what they did to our ancestors. But most people forget and I guess a lot of African Americans forget white men fought and die to first preserve the Union and second to free the slaves (African Americans). I realize most people don’t study history but before you blame whites for enslave African Americans do your research most slaves were from defeat tribes in Africa that other tribal chief sold to the Europeans, and then they were sold to the American plantation owners so before you start talking about how white owe you we don’t ,there not one white person alive that has owned a slave, with that being sad there not one black person a live that has been a slave. I agree the platoon owners owned their slaves compensation, but how long are black and other minorities gone to hold that over the white races head give it a rest. White are not the enemy Hell if anyone deserves compensation from all the races of the US it’s the Native Americans we took their lands and kill thousand if not millions of people it wasn’t right. And yes a lot of the killing was done by white soldiers but don’t forget about the buffalo soldiers they fought against the Native Americans. It would be nice that one day that it would be lone one race the human race at love one another like god wanted us to, hate just breads hate, I a dad and I don’t want my child to grow up in a world where he feels he hasn’t to worry about being white and what people think about him because of that.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • skpfrmdc

      Roger, I'm sure you mean well but if you're going to debate your position on this issue please remember, in order to sell you must have buyers. The middle passage was no pleasure cruise. Beside all those fighting whitemen were blackmen as far back as the French and Indian wars. Everytime you put on a pair of shoes, stop at a stop light, open your 'fridge, your train stops, turn on your computer (the Intel chip was devoleped and the co. is owned by a blackman) or need a blood transfusion you can thank a descendant of those slaves who DID NOT ask to come here. (and here's a little tidbit for you My wif's paternal side of the family has NO slave ancestors dating from 1780) WE ARE AMERICANS! All that other crap is ancient history and racist propaganda.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Cissy

      'First, let me say I am not a racist...." – The opening salvo of EVERY racist.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
      • Anon

        Only the Sith deal in absolutes.

        June 13, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
    • WachetAuf

      What you sow you will reap. The KKK has sown seeds of hate and racism. It is now reaping what it has sown. The KKK, as a group, lost its right to ask for any relief whatsover. Let the individuals disband the KKK and, if they are serious about white discrimintation, join and support other civil rights organizations and fight for equal treatment, due process and freedom of speech in those groups. Perhaps they might want to join some authentic "Christian church" where Jesus' message of tolerance is not only preached but followed.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  33. Ace

    Agreed.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  34. Reemo

    "We do not burn the cross, we light the cross to show that Christ is the light of the world." –Ancona

    Really? So I suppose whenever a house or a church was "accidently" burned down by one of you're "cross-lighting" ceremonies, you guys came clean and apologized for killing the innocent people who were killed by those fires.

    Next, Ancona's gonna tell us that all of those photos of blacks being hung were actually baptisms gone horribly wrong.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  35. Mr.RickRoss

    The KKK is the tea party. The tea party is the KKK. They are all fat and poor and undereducated.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • chefdugan

      It would help their cause a lot if they got rid of those silly robes and pointed hats. A suit and tie would go much farther to shine up their image. Even David Duke knew that!

      June 13, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
    • SteveB

      You need to stop getting your opinions from SNL. Your lack of intelligence is showing.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  36. Walt

    They have the same mindset as the NAACP. So I don't care for either of them.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • dan

      You have the mindset of someone with down syndrome.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
      • Reemo

        That's an insult to people with down-syndrome.

        June 13, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Reemo

      You obviously don't know squat about the NAACP.

      The Klan is more like the Black Panthers, the only difference is that the Panthers aren't in denial about their views and actions. They're very open in what they believe. I'm not saying it's right, but at least they're honest. Today's KKK on the other hand are in complete denial. This whole "we're not racists, we've actually never done anything racist if you think about it" argument is pure B.S.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • chefdugan

      Don't let these posts bother you because you are right. The NAACP as well as its hispanic counterpart are useless organizations that cause many more problems than they solve. The fact that these idiots use downs-syndrome to make their point proves their IQ's are somewhat smaller than their hat size.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
    • skpfrmdc

      Please publicize the NAACP's body count and litany of civil rights violations, burnings, lynchings and murders or STFU.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  37. ObamaJoe

    Congress man do say they love America,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,But they did do little to help America,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,They did say NONO to prevent others to help America,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    June 13, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  38. david

    What this article doesn't say about the attempt in Missoui is that after the lawsuit was all said and done, they never bothered to pick up the trash.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  39. MJ

    Next, I think they should run a story about how today's Nazi's are kinder and more gentle than their predecessors.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob from Pittsburgh

      I was thinking the same thing If Vlad The Impaler was alive today, he would be much kinder...

      June 13, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  40. Obvious Guy

    "We do not hate anyone,” said Frank Ancona, the imperial wizard of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. “The true Ku Klux Klan is an organization that is looking out for the interests of the white race. It is a fraternal organization, and we do good works.”

    Ooooohhh ok, So all those black people and jews and other minorities that you've killed, tortured and spewed hatred onto, you didn't hate those people, you loved them and were just showing them tough love.

    The only thing worse than a dumb, racist redneck, is a lying dumb racist redneck.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  41. Aujolie

    As an African American woman my negative perspective of the KKK clan will never change. In my opinion they are demonic and evil and I view them the same way I view Al Qaeda and other various terrorist groups. I believe they should be disbanded.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • shelbygirl1

      I am a white/american indian woman, and I agree with you. The KKK saying they are not racist is like the terrioist that flew the plans into the towers saying "my bad... we were just taking it for a joy ride!

      June 13, 2012 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Murf

      Whatever! It's time the white man stand up and be PROUD to be white!!! Just like all of you say you are proud to be black with all of your so called "greek(black)" sorority and fraternities and black only masons and black only colleges....I call BS! Can we not have an all white college? NOPE!!! Why wont the NAACP really be equal and fight for the rights of white people as well???? BC THEY ARE RACIST AND ONLY LOOKING OUT FOR BLACKS AND NOW GAYS.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  42. Chris j

    Great article. The modern KKK is isn't much different than the NACP except they don't get to bully everyone by crying wolf over race. The KKK was established post Civil War to fight against attacks on Southerner's by Yankees and by freed slaves who sometimes tried to get revenge via rape and attacks. Unfortunately, some members did go off track and we know what happened. It would be nice to have a group tht would fight for white rights

    June 13, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Reality

      Right, because us whites face all sorts of discrimination on no other basis than the color of our skin. By the way, I don't think we've met...

      June 13, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  43. Thomas Howard

    Why write this article in the first place? This isn't Reconstruction where the Klan roaming the South and lynching people anymore. All stories like this serve is to give free press to a fringe hate group. It's the same reason they tried to adopt that stretch of highway in Georgia. What they should have done is approved the highway request, and then immediately passed a bill designating the same stretch of highway as Marin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Highway.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  44. Cest Moi

    If these folks are so bent on saying they hate nobody... get rid of the KKK and start a new group one that is not associated with the KKK and all of the garbage it represented. There is NOTHING good about the KKK period. If you still insist on using the KKK as a Representative of what you stand for then you get what you deserve... NOTHING.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • lololatu

      well if you want to fight for whites the only group with a loud enough voice is the KKK, noone else will get a word in otherwise, and everyone will just call it the KKK

      June 13, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  45. faboge

    its nice to see the tea party dust up some of their old costumes, how nostalgic!

    June 13, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • ObamaJoe

      KKK is Tea Party???????

      June 13, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
      • loverpoint

        You can't tell until you look under the hood, or you could always just listen to what their religious and political agendas are.

        June 13, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Really?

      Your comment shows how ignorant you really are.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Drinky Crow

      Wrong. The KKK was formed by "Dixiecrats", all of whom switched to the GOP when Reagan ran for POTUS.

      Didn't you read the article? These guys are all christian conservatives, and Democrats are all "godless liberals". Don't you remember your own party line? Sheesh...

      June 13, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  46. M

    What they are doing nowadays aren't bad: adopting highway, picking trash, etc. And it's a good thing that they "just want to be with white people"
    but this wasn't true for the "old" KKK.they killed, harassed and they were a violent group.
    what I don't understand is that they still didn't "apologize" to all the wrongdoings in the past, and this bothers me.
    For them, their forefathers were merely "looking out for America"
    They can't justify all the violence by saying "looking out for America." :O

    June 13, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  47. Sandra

    The KKK not a hate filled bigoted group? Next CNN will post that water isn't really wet, fire isn't really hot, the sky isn't really blue. The KKK has rebranded itself though.. twice. They called themselves "Teabaggers", and tried to change it to Tea Party. I prefer Tea-Bagger.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  48. Mike H

    At first I thought this was an April Fools Day or an Onion story. There is no way the KKK can rehabilitate their well-deserved awful image. Neo-nazis would have more luck inviting jews to go "camping" with them.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  49. malcomb

    Duh. Much kinder, much more classy. **Puking in my mouth** Lipstick on a pig improves what?

    June 13, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  50. Brazilian

    In my point of view, any supremacist group is a cohesive group by definition and context.

    If you judge or exclude, on any situation, a human being by his skin color or where he was born, then you are a racist.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • ObamaJoe

      Wrong,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,If you judge or exclude, on any situation, a human being by his skin color or where he was born, then you are a racist.

      Absolutely wrong,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

      Everybody do that in mind,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,but not all are racist.

      racist means you did something and it's bad to certain level that should be punished,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

      June 13, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
      • Brazilian

        Racist – a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others.

        That`s it.

        Everybody who? I don`t have that kind of thinking. I live in Brazil, a multicultural country. If i had that kind of thinking I would not be able to live at any place here...

        And what is about that stupid clothes of KKK?!?!?

        Why do they think that they are "wizards"?! They do magic stuff and sH**T? come on...

        June 13, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
      • ObamaJoe

        I don't believe you ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,you never feel somebody is ugly ???????

        June 13, 2012 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
      • ObamaJoe

        to rule others=================that's threshold,,,,,,,,,,,, for being racist,,,,,,,,,,

        June 13, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
      • skpfrmdc

        PLEASE finish your basic education. It's like reading early Frankenstien. Diction BAAAAAAAD!

        June 13, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
      • Brazilian

        @ObamaJoe

        Involve the idea that one's own race is superior is threshold for being racist too! That`s what I`m trying to say...
        KKK is a dangerous organization.

        @skpfrmdc

        " early Frankenstien "

        We`re sorry professor skpfrmdc...

        June 13, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  51. Harley

    This is one of the all-time ridiculous remake, really, a gentler & kinder KKK? That’s like saying a gentler kinder Mexican Drug Cartel, we “now” kill quickly with one bullet and no longer dismember.
    Adopting a highway or whatever that is main stream at the moment is a mask for what the KKK represents. The uniform they wear and the beliefs/racism they represent is no different from decades past. The miss guide men and women of the KKK are fortunate to live in the USA with our freedom of expression.
    If the people of the KKK truly believe, why not start a international KKK organization, in China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, or somewhere closer to home, like Mexico.?

    June 13, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • ObamaJoe

      Frankly,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,what is KKK? Is it like Mormon ????????

      June 13, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
      • Thor

        The KKK is a white supremacist group that terrorized and killed black folks, mostly in the South. They burned black folks' homes, and terrorized anyone who sympathized with the black folks. Typically, they are white, Anglo-Saxon, Protestants and exclude from their memberships all who are not aligned with white supremacist theology. A tactic to uncover their true motivation ALWAYS can be used; by cornering them into a logical argument that frustrates them so much that they lash out with..... the epithet.

        June 13, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  52. hawkeyez

    They would let Muslims adopt a highway. What's the problem with the KKK? Both are like minded.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Chuck

      You are by far the most ignorant redneck I have come accross on this message board. Bravo KKK Master Hawkeyez.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  53. lololatu

    heres the thing though, darker skin is only needed by people that live outdoors, which means through evolution everyone will be white eventually, the skin wont need to be dark any longer to protect from the sun because the enitre human population will eventually have shelter masking the need for a darker skin tone in the elimination process making everyone white....black isn't a cool thing its a survival thing, and it isn't needed any longer

    June 13, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • birdmanjr

      One of the most idiotic posts I've ever come across. And I've written some dumb stuff on these blogs. How do you reconcile your theory with the fact that the darker skin populations are growing faster than the lighter skins in the world? Darker skins will still reproducing, even in the shade, and are doing so at much faster rates. You are fat and poor. ***Romney 2012***

      June 13, 2012 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      Your post IS interesting because there is much research to show that certain skin tones ARE being phased out. But you have the research backwards. Darker skin and darker hair are dominant. I am white because my ancestors came from Northern Europe where darker skin wasn't needed. But nearly the entire rest of the world – including the original inhabitants of America and the areas where they migrated from – had darker skin. The truth of the matter is that if the human race survives long enough, we'll all be much darker.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
      • lololatu

        they are more dominate because that is what the human race came from, the things that made the entire population start are not going to go away overnight and through natural selection these processes will be deemed no longer needed. what you need to remember is blacks migrated to northern europe not whites, whites came out of northern europe correct? this was only over a 30k to 100k year long process, now with the living conditions of today much of our bodyies are not needed and will eventually meld into the past

        June 13, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Proudofmyskin

      you are an idiot

      June 13, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • lololatu

      birdman that is completely ridiculous lol, skin tones have been diminishing for centuries, it just isn't needed any longer, whether you want to say the blacks are having lots of black babies is proof or not it takes a long time , not the first 20 years blacks are free in this country you fool, sure the population is growing, your not slaves and we can't kill you for mouthing off any longer, about 500-1000 years there will be only whites

      June 13, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
    • kevin roach

      youre an idiot!

      June 13, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Mema

      Ever heard of global warming? Maybe the exact opposite is true. Census show that whites are becomming the minority. That whole ev©lution is why we are different colors is bs. There are light skinned and dark skinned people in simular enviroments. Also what explains eye color or hair color? When the complextion tips in one direction or another it will not be because of evolution rather racial mixing.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
      • lololatu

        lol why are there minorities living in similar enviroments because these things dont happen overnight, do you think white people were having black babies in nothern europe? nah i dont think so. EVENTUALLY THE COMFORTABLE CONDITIONS ON THIS PLANET WILL MAKE THE SELECTION PROCESS PHASE OUT UNNEEDED PROPERTIES OF THE HUMAN FORM, MELININ OR WHATEVER ITS CALLED CAN HAVE A DIRECT CORRELATION TO THE ENVIROMENT IN WHICH WE AND OUR ANCESTORS LIVE, MELININ CONTROLS HOW DARK YOU ARE, it protects your skin from the sun, the more of the chemical the darker you are, hmmm derp derp, have common sense

        June 13, 2012 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
    • skpfrmdc

      My GOD you are stupid! Pigmentation is genetic. Period. Only a Blackman can make a white people. Don't believe me look it up. I'm sure one of your revered white scientists has issued a paper or statement or somesuch. Most people recognize that the origin of the species is in AFRICA, therefore ALL other "racial" groups originate at some point in AFRICA. It's ENVIRONMENT not exposure to elements of nature that determines pigmentation. Maybe you do need the KKK if only to assist you with educative endevours.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  54. Giggidy Giddidy

    Personally, if people want to be around people like themselves I see no problem with that. But when that transcends into hating and killing other people because of their differences...I got a big problem with that. I don't see a problem though with the KKK adopting a section of highway. Many bad things were done to black people and I can understand how black people feel about being mistreated. But... its time to move on now and for everyone to try to get along. there should be true equality for everyone, not just minorities. Nuff said.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Chastiexy

      Moving on is easy enough to say; however, there is still so much injustice in our society. Everyone seems to be hating everyone for some reason (fear, ignorance, etc.). Whatever the case, the section of the highway that may be approved for them to adopt will not be one that I have any plans of traveling on! Yes, I'll go out of my way to go around.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  55. sdaf

    the kkk was not founded as a hate group... the kkk became that because they could scare blacks by claiming to be ghosts of confederate soldiers. once they saw how they can control them, they became a hate group. i dont like the kkk, but this is just general historical fact.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Chastiexy

      However they came about, it's a group that murdered people based upon their skin color & the klan's hatred of them or need to control them. They murdered children, women, innocent people, all while hiding behind sheets & the badge. Shame on them!

      June 13, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
      • sdaf

        i know, and i dont like them at all, but people are forgetting the roots of this problem, i hope you dont think im defending them in any way. because if you are, im not.

        June 13, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  56. ObamaJoe

    GOD blessed whites ,,,,and Whites have developed for longer time than blacks ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,So higher standards from GOD are applied to whites ,,,,,,,,,,,

    Just like that Israel should do better than other country,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,any problem???????????

    June 13, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Chastiexy

      Get yourself some medication. You are a sick "B"!

      June 13, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • ObamaJoe

      Dam,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,why are you mad?????????? Bipolar ????????

      June 13, 2012 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • 3729 DIANA

      If this is true, then how do you explain idiots like you?

      June 13, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
      • ObamaJoe

        All were written in God's book 🙂

        June 13, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Double R

      Wow... I don't even have a response to that. Just... Wow!

      June 13, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
    • FiveLIters

      Psst...check your shorts. You're not 'blessed',trust me.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  57. Chas

    "For many Americans, the Ku Klux Klan has been a symbol for terrorism, racism and evil in America, synonymous with burning crosses, lynchings and hooded men."
    Geez, now we have a whole new group of hooded men committing crimes/terrorism, racism and evil in America!

    June 13, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
    • hawkeyez

      Yep. Islam

      June 13, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
      • Chuck

        I think he was talking about the black community. Islam is a religion, not a group. Muslims are a group. Truth is, the reality is, the biggest group that is behind all these is same through out the history. "Ignorant Group"

        June 13, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      Silly, the Tea Party doesn't wear hoods, at least not in public.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  58. SensibleJoe

    Nonsense. The KKK has more than a century's history of hate, racism, violence and terrorism. We're not so easily fooled. This is nothing but an attempt at public relations and propaganda. If the KKK were Christian, it wouldn't focus so much on being white - it'd testify that its brothers and sisters come in many colors, since God made his children white, brown, black, yellow, red, etc.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Sam

      Thank you! Well said.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
    • sdaf

      heres the thing, they were founded as christians, but went down their own dark path. they cannot claim they are the same as they were founded as, yet they can claim it, but the name associated with the acts works against them. and thats their own problem...

      June 13, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  59. Reemo

    The simple fact that the KKK today say "We're not racists" instead of "We're not racists anymore" is very telling that they're in so much denial about what the Klan used to do when it first started.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  60. woodie

    Let's face it. Any group that purports to support white people in any way, shape, or form is going to be met with hatred. And particularly any group made up of white males. There is a racial hatred that has been brewing against white people. There is a discriminatory gender hatred of white males in particular. I find it twisted and hypocritical. If these people want to clean up a highway, then give them a bag and a safety vest. What's the big deal?

    June 13, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Drew

      Yeah, the poor whites, they barely have any influence in this country. Let's wail for the whites and their country clubs, the poor things.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
      • woodie

        So basically, you think white people are rich and racist and go to country clubs. Well get out of the house and visit America someday. Instead of sitting here making up crap that makes white people sound evil and you sound awesome.

        June 13, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris j

      Exactly. And as white becomes a minority, we too will need a group to scream and cry for us

      June 13, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Chastiexy

      This same group you speak of that hung people, burned people, killed men, women & children who looked different from them...this is who you're defending?

      June 13, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
      • woodie

        I didn't hear anything about this group wanting to kill anybody. They want to pick up trash as a community service. Your fear mongering will not alter reality.

        June 13, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  61. Gurgyl

    Stop immigration for a while to India, Pakistan. Go to NJ, NY, Dallas, LA, Chicago see the roads....these guys from India have no concept....cheating, trashing. Etc, etc, Stop them... Put strict Immigration on those nations...god bless!!!

    June 13, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Apache Indian

      They never killed the people who helped them to settle in new world by 1000s....

      June 13, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  62. David M

    Jesus is the light of the world, but satan is the light of the Klan soul. The Klan has hijacked Christianity as a thin disguise for their hatred of anyone who is not white. You cannot by any means use religion to justify anything the Klan does, and there's no such thing as "kinder, gentler Klan". They're a bunch of racist bigots. Call them what they are.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Mukk

      "They're a bunch of racist bigots. Call them what they are."

      You said it, Christians...

      June 13, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  63. Mari H

    I would like to help Boosko purchase a one way ticket to the moon, since it "belongs to white men". Perhaps without the hate filled influence from him and his cronies, the rest of mankind left on the Earth can pursue a peaceful future for ourselves and our kids.

    I did want to mention however that the vehicles that are transporting men (and women) into space are designed and built by people of varied backgrounds. Those individuals have learned to work together to accomplish remarkable feats. Booskoo could get a clue...

    June 13, 2012 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Drew

      Booskoo is a bored troll who thinks he's all hip and cool and cynical. Forget him .... the rest of the world has.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  64. playboymillionaire

    I didn't even read this article but the KKK can suck my pole.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  65. Richard

    You can pour as many gallons of perfume as you want on that hog – it's still a hog and will smell like a hog. The Klan has a repugnant history and nothing is going to make that go away.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  66. Argyle

    It is common knowledge that tea party members and KKK like to hang out with folks 'just like themselves'. They can't handle anything different. They, their white Jesus, their guns, and their ignorance, by God.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  67. Giggidy Giddidy

    ..but enough about Sarah Palin.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  68. oldbikerbeatch

    Once upon a time, I believed the Ku Klux Klan was the height of evil. Of course, I also believed in Santa Claus at the same time, so go figure... The black race certainly hasn't shown much to be proud of – illiteracy, epidemic rates of violence, flash mob racial violence, unwwed single parent families the norm, a culture steeped in substance abuse and poverty. All being blamed on what happened when their own people sold them to slave traders over two hundred years ago – well, get over it all ready! I no longer think the Ku Klux Klan is the worst evil that ever was...

    June 13, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Bobby

      Right....because "illiteracy, epidemic rates of violence, flash mob racial violence, unwwed single parent families the norm, a culture steeped in substance abuse and poverty" are ABSENT in other races. Newsflash: it's called Celebrities and trailer trash. Idiot.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
      • King

        I agree bobby....who the hell wants to claim the Kardashians?

        June 13, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • King

      But it is the white race that truly has the worst of those numbers, especially unwed births, catering to promiscurity on all levels by endorsing shows such as 16 and pregnant, social views that have completely changed the values of the American society as a whole (albeit, some for the better), and higher adolescent crime rate. I guess that arguement you made can be said for both sides of the fence, but lets look at it this way: Sarah Palin has pregnant teen daughter, has shown high levels of ignorance in matters she should be knowledgeable, never completed college, and she becomes accepted and heralded as a progressive thinking mother. If any one of those things had been Obama he would be hounded and never would have been elected. (Not trying to start an Obama is greatest crapathon). Just pointing out that what one race does, another may do and be called "typical".

      June 13, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • skpfrmdc

      You have just revealed how much you know about people in general and black people in particular. I'm sure if blacks are as bad as you say we wouldn't have one for President since you can't get elected without the white vote. People are people. Just as many whites and other with the same problems as these "blacks" as you calll them so, where is your outrage on that? If you're standing up for your so called "white race" why arern't you focusing on getting them off the welfare rolls that THEY dominate. You seem awfully intereasted in the problems of minorities than the problems faced by "whites". You offer no solutions just invective and hate. You can smell it in your posted opinion. If we are to eliminate anyone from the American discourse it should be those that think there are different "types" of AMERICANS.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • 3729 DIANA

      So there are no illiterate, violent, single parent, substance abusing whites? I'll bet that you know many of them. Please take off your blinders and and think before you make ignorant posts.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Brian P

      Why do you think there is illiteracy, violence, and poverty with large groups of blacks?

      Themselves, including their children, their parents, and grandparents, had no access to quality education. Without education you have limited job prospects that have low pay. It's a perpetual problem that will continue for generations until the chain is broken. If your family is poor, you have to live in an area that you can afford on your income. Those areas have schools which are mandated by federal law, but those schools have meager budgets and only have low quality teachers, many who probably grew up in the same area. Those schools don't have many scholarship opportunities, and they mostly just teach to the minimum standards. The kids aren't encouraged to succeed, and most will drop out of school as soon as they turn 16. Their goal is to get a job, any job, so they can either help out their family or go out on their own. There is no money for college, plus many don't have the education level to meet entrance requirements.

      If they can find a job, it's in fast food, low end retail, or in janitorial services. Those are th lucky ones. the rest can't find a job at all, so many turn to a life of crime to take things from others. This is to put a roof over their heads or food on the table. Those with excess profits, which is more money then they need to in their current area, but not enough to live in a better area, use that money to elevate themselves with bling. Yuppies buy BMW's, while poor people buy gold chains or expensive wheels on broken down cars. Many females get pregnant because of low self esteem or lack of positive role models like a father who lives with them. They will have kids who will grow up in the same environment, and will repeat the cycle.

      There have been many programs to try to get people more educated, but until you address the mentality issues, you can't change their mindset. This is what minority preference programs are all about. Until someone figures out all to fix this problem, we will always have groups of people like the KKK who think they are better then other races.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  69. Equal_but_not_equal

    You see in the news almost everyday, how minorities don't have equal rights or protection under the law. However, look at the number of laws put into place in the past 50 years that states you cannot discriminate against anyone (race, creed, religion, gender or now cross gender, ethnic background, and the list goes on....).

    Pray tell, when did we make being white or even better a white male a crime?

    Whites and white males are the most discriminated group today in America. Our speech is monitored, our actions are judged, and our belief system is questioned or put down.

    Do these same things to the other groups, and Al – Jessie – ACLU- Code Pink – Black Pathers – GAL – NOW – Union thugs and dozens of other groups who call foul and sue you – and win.

    Under our laws, everyone means everyone. Period. The Klan are afforded the same protections of the 1st admendment as the rest of us Americans citizens. Let me repeat American citizens.

    If you prevent this group from expressing itself or having access to donating to fund a sign on a road (whether you like them or not), you start down that slipper slide...

    By the way, this is the 21st century. You all need to understand, the past doesn't always repeat itself.

    However, there is real proof the Black Panthers did conduct voter intimidation in most recent elections in 2008 and 2010. And, our DOJ leader failed to prosecute.

    Careful which horse you back folks.

    Afterall, those famous words are still reality today – "Can't we all just get along?"

    June 13, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Drew

      Get real .... I see NO whites suffering due to the color of their skin. Take a look around, see whose mostly in charge even today, and think about your blatherings.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
      • Chris j

        Seriously? I know several people who lost out,on jobs because they "had" to hire a minority. Not to mention you can attack a white person verbally (especially a male) with no repercussions.

        June 13, 2012 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • ObamaJoe

      GOD blessed whites ,,,,and Whites have developed for longer time than blacks ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,So higher standards from GOD are applied to whites ,,,,,,,,,,,

      Any problem of that ?????????

      Israel should do better than other country,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,any problem???????????

      June 13, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Equal_but_not_equal

      @DREW

      look around.... Jobs, promtions, scholarships, government programs,

      who is in charge, are you serious?

      Your glasses may need some cleaning.

      As Managers we are told -no quotas – yet before we can hire, promote or fire anyone – we have to be sure they meet a specific goal for the companies EEOC policies. Don't tell us whites and white males are not discriminated. They are the last to be considered for hire, promotion and the first to be fired or laid off.

      Either you are not white or you are just clueless?

      You want equality, at what cost?

      Equal – but not – Equal. Uh?

      Martin Luther King Jr. said, "Don't judge a man by his color of his skin, but by the character of his heart."

      If we have evolved so much as humans, then let the chips fall where they may. Do away with any specifics in a law that relates to discrimination – since our founding fathers pen all men are created equal by their devine creator.

      Just seems too many want to be more equal than others.

      Oh- that is a form of reverse discrimination.

      Heard of that? Well, many of us live it each day.

      Sorry you can't see it. You may want to start looking a bit closer yourself.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  70. ObamaJoe

    I think not all KKK hate others,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,but some of them do hate ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    Just like Christians,,,,,,,,,,not all Christians hate Muslim,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,but some of Christians do hate Muslim,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    You can call then pseudo Christians. So are pseudo KKKs.

    The important question is who is in charge,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    June 13, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  71. Drew

    If they really don't despise blacks, and merely want to live separately from them, as they claim, why don't they just join the Republicans?

    June 13, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  72. Bob

    What I want to know is since the Democats created the KKK and now they are backing another racist group the New Black Panther Party. When are the Democrats going to stop promoting one side against the other for votes?

    I am afraid that it is very true that the past is prolog, we are doomed to live it all over again thanks to the democrats

    June 13, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Argyle

      Well the Republicans courted this group of in-bred rednecks which is why we now have the conservative Republican South.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  73. Bud Eatman

    Let them adopt the highway! Then, re-name the highway "The Rosa Parks Memorial Highway". That way the can have the big sign with the highway's new name alongside the road with the small sign under id 'Adopted and kept litter-free by the KKK"......just a thought....

    June 13, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Drew

      Best idea I've heard this month.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  74. BlueBear

    The difference between the Ku Klux Klan and other groups which support a single ethnicity is this: when the NAACP get together they don't go out in a mob and kill white people.

    June 13, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  75. Jess

    I am a minority, with a PHD, who is dating a white man. I will aid in the browning of America.

    You're welcome.

    June 13, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
    • lololatu

      heres the thing though, darker skin is only needed by people that live outdoors, which means through evolution everyone will be white eventually you racist piece of garbage, the skin wont need to be dark any longer to protect from the sun because the enitre human population will eventually have shelter masking the need for a darker skin tone in the elimination process

      June 13, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
      • 3729 DIANA

        And you know this how, you cretin.

        June 13, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
      • Papasan

        I saw a movie once where an group of inbreds lived their whole lives underground. They were really white. I think you should join them. Idiot!

        June 13, 2012 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • ROTFL

      You tell em Jess! The problem with the philosophy of the KKK is this, if they want to be separated from everybody else then that's fine. It's the fact that suddenly they are right and everybody else is wrong. They would have a BIG problem with your relationship. If they could, they would kill you and your boyfriend and he is white. They can't leave everybody else alone in their hate.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Papasan

      Thank you Jess. From a white guy with an asian wife and hispanic and african american friends. There is no place in OUR world for organization like the KKK or any other group led by religious belief's.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  76. rafa

    This country has the ability to retreat on its achievements in a very thorough way.

    June 13, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  77. Keith

    The KKK can afford to be "kinder and gentler", they have the Republican Party/Tea Party doing all their dirty work.

    June 13, 2012 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Hawkeyez

      MoHAMed comes to mind. Do you think they would let Muslims adopt a highway? You bet they would.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
      • Papasan

        Oh great! More road side bombs.

        June 13, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Maria

      That is the truth the KKK have the tea party now. Really we are suppose to believe them?

      June 13, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  78. northgeorgian

    Anyone who calls their leader the Imperial Wizard and dresses him in a shiny wizard costume complete with pointy hat is not to be trusted.

    June 13, 2012 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Ken2112

      Great comment! ROFL!

      June 13, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  79. Ronald

    The KKK or anyone else for that matter, does not need 'recognition' to pick up litter on the highway. Get a stick with a sharp point, turn them hoods upside down, start walking, and pick up cans, bottles and paper along our nations highways.

    June 13, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
    • frank the Tank

      That's right anyone from every race can get out there and clean up our highways and roads.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  80. Frank

    The Klan is no longer relevent, and no Dem or Rep with any values would want them to participate in a "keep our highways clean" project, or any project associated with the general population of good folks. Having said that, I do not think it acceptable either for the Black Panthers to come to Florida and put a 10,000 bounty on a man's head as they did in the George Zimmerman case, nor do I think it acceptable for the Panthers to intimidate voters at the poles and get a pass from the Justice Department. We should stand together against all of these hate groups.

    June 13, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
    • JT

      Does it matter who cleans up and tends to a highway, as long as it's done and is free, volunteer based work? They let criminals clean up highways, you're saying that non-criminals shouldn't be allowed to?

      June 13, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
      • sdaf

        i couldnt agree more. even if i dont like them, and overall, people dont like them.

        June 13, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
      • JS

        Why do they care so much about getting public credit for cleaning up the environment? Not very Jesus like, is it?

        June 13, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  81. pozin

    A kinder and gentler KKK is like a smarter, more intelligent moron is it not. It is like putting lipstick on a pig. No matter how you try to pretty it up, it is still a pig.

    June 13, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
    • WB651

      ever try putting lipstick on a Black Panther?

      June 13, 2012 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
    • loverpoint

      The Tea Party/ Republicans new campaign ad: The Tea Party and the KKK- We are working to build a better America, we know what is morally right for America- If it is White it is RIght.

      I can see the future Tea Party fund raisers filled full of Nazi Skin Heads, KKK, Private Right Wing Militia Leaders, The Koch Bros., Foster Freeze, and Grover Norquist.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  82. SueRH

    The United States was NEVER an all white country, the indians were here first. Amazing how everyone forgets that.

    June 13, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Booskoo

      White men are the only humans to have walked on the moon.

      They got there in rockets that were designed, built and paid for by white men.

      June 13, 2012 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
      • AceOdai

        Only astronauts walked on the moon. Every white man doesn't get credit for what a few did.

        June 13, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
      • sdaf

        "Built and payed for by white men."

        Built and payed for by citizens of the u.s., including blacks you dolt, they have just as much right to a non hospitable area as you and me mr. gingrich

        June 13, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
      • skpfrmdc

        ...too bad you couldn't stay longer (those like yourself) my advice.....Vote for Gingrich (if he's not your boyfriend already)

        June 13, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Booskoo

      Ergo, the moon belongs to white men.

      June 13, 2012 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
      • SueRH

        Uh, whatever. Sounds like you're already there.

        June 13, 2012 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
      • Mark

        Booskoo,

        Sorry to burst your ego...but the moon as well as everything else in the universe belongs to Jehovah God. He created it, therefore he's the rightful owner...show a little respect for the one who designed the hateful heart beating in your chest and pumps all that racist blood to your organs on it's own while you sleep...think about that with the tiny brain that you have moron!!!

        June 13, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
    • WB651

      The Indians were here first? Does Vidyadhar know that?

      June 13, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • loverpoint

      I think today they are known as Casino and Oil Barons

      June 13, 2012 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  83. Jerry Lundegaard

    It is OBVIOUSLY about publicity. Here's why: If they are concerned about litter along the highway, why don't they just go pick up the litter? There is no law that says you have to adopt a highway to clean up a highway.

    June 13, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  84. Henry Allen

    I'm curious. In Canada, we spell it S-C-U-M. Do you folks spell it the same way in the U.S.?

    June 13, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • GTT

      You have KKK in Canada?

      June 13, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Booskoo

      You canucks were as brutal as the klan in dealing with YOUR natives.

      June 13, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
    • WB651

      If you're really from Canada, is your real name Terrence or Phillip?

      June 13, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  85. Milind

    Next – A kinder, gentler Al Qaeda

    June 13, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Laughable

      My thoughts exactly.

      June 13, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Bravo!

      Excellent post / comparison Sir.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  86. Pat2

    Well, I suppose one should always try to keep an open mind. Then again Charles Manson said that we should all become vegetarians and not abuse our pets (or masters, depending on which serial murderer's school of thought one may choose to endorse). That does not make me want to trust him more.

    June 13, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  87. Booskoo

    Well, their plan was to pick up all the garbage left on the roadside by minorities and white trash,

    June 13, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  88. Bubba™

    I hope the NAACP doesn't adopt a highway either.

    June 13, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Booskoo

      They're as racist as the Klan, so I would have to agree.

      June 13, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
      • Shuba

        The NAACP doesn't have a history of brutal acts toward other racist.

        June 13, 2012 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
      • Kevin

        Does it help you sleep better at night to believe such nonsense?

        June 13, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
      • jrcomo35713

        if some of them (naacp) are racist its only mainly because of the KKK. Those stunts they pulled in the past had the devil drafting them as the 1st pick of the draft.

        June 13, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
      • Sam

        Oh you're right. I can remember reading about blacks forcing whites to use separate restrooms, water fountains, sitting at the back of the bus, having the law on their side as they publicly beat and humiliated them. *sarcasm*

        June 13, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
    • K

      Burned Crosses, lynched people, raped and beat men, women and children unlawfully or the outspoken NAACP. I'll take the NAACP.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
    • K

      Burned Crosses, lynched people, raped and beat men, women and children unlawfully or the outspoken NAACP. I'll take the NAACP thank you

      June 13, 2012 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
    • WB651

      Have no fear, they're on the government dole and don't need to work

      June 13, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
      • Mark

        You must live in a small rural insignificant part of this country...you're as ignorant as you probably are ugly!!!

        June 13, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • skpfrmdc

      Actually, there are many (just passed one on the way to work in Md.) Sorry, while I agree that the klan SHOULD have an (excuse the pun) equal opprotunity here, I am reluctant to allow their name and therefore their dogma to be lauded in a public access area. Try explaining to your children why they've been allowed to adopt a Hwy.the Sons of the Confederacy tried that in Va. with much the same reults as when they sued for vanity license plates. The answer then and now is a resounding NO!

      June 13, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  89. MC in TX

    The "kinder, gentler" question demonstrates the power of propaganda. For many years opponents of the group have characterized them as a bunch of gun-toting rednecks. Back in the early to mid 20th century the organization was extremely mainstream (and not the only one of its type). They claimed during that era to be about traditional family values and not about hatred. What they are saying in this article is no different from what they said back then.

    Opponents think that distorting the images of groups like the KKK, the Nazis, Al Qaeda, etc. is doing society a favor by making them caricatures of themselves. The problem is that it causes people to forget just how easy it is for a hate group to become mainstream and just how deceptive they can be.

    June 13, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  90. Bob

    When the Democratic Party created the K K K I don't think they had a clue what the impact it would have all over the world and it is too late, you cannot put the toothpaste back into the tube. Blacks all over the world will long suffer what the Democrats did and it cannot be undone

    June 13, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Laughable

      You are a great way to teach women about the dangers of smoking crack while pregnant.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Bobby

      "Blacks all over the world will long suffer what the Democrats did and it cannot be undone"

      Right....because they tolerate other races and only hate Blacks?

      June 13, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Mukk

      Bob, take your meds, put your glasses on, and READ the article...
      "founded by Confederate veterans after the Civil War."

      June 13, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
      • techie

        zzzzzz; the KKK are used up has-beens on the extinction list. And yes they were founded by Democrats and one of the original targets of the KKK waayyy back in the day were white republicans. Now they are a dying and the world is moving on. Course every now and then when bad news comes out about Obama and the economy some progressive Liberal panics and starts printing articles like this as a desperate distraction. Can anyone say "Journolist"?

        June 13, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Chuck

      And yet Democrats nominated and then got elected the first black president and Republicans dominate the redneck states on votes. What an Irony.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
      • Jim W

        The two parties gradually switched positions over time. Republicans were liberal at the time of the foundinf of the Klan and Democrats were conservatives. Parties switch positions, but people's ideologies don't. Liberals do not become conservative; conservatives don't become liberals. The Klan was founded by conservatives. No conservative came into the South during the Civil Rights struggles of the '60s to help blacks register to vote in an area where they had been systematically stopped from doing so since Jim Crow laws were enacted in the late 1800's.. Only liberals came to help. Some of them were murdered by conservative racists. It's in every American history book, there for the reading.

        June 13, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
      • Jim W

        Chuck, sorry, my first comment was in answer to Bob above. Thanks.

        June 13, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
      • Chris j

        Actually American's elected a black President put forth by Democrats. Had it not been for the white vote, Pres. Obama would not be in office. The majority of voters are white.

        June 13, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Obvious Guy

      You do realize that back then, when the KKK was created, that Democratic party is the Republican party of today? And the Republican party from back then, is the Democratic party of today?
      Do you really not know history, or are you just a dumb racist?

      OOoh, I have a fun idea, why don't you write what you wrote on a sign, and go to Compton, California, and tell the people there your message. I'm sure you'll make a lot of friends.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
    • mendrys

      Of course the south and the KKK had a general hatred of the Rebpublican party after they lost the civil war. But that was a century and a half ago. They have move on and bear little resemblance to their 19th century counterparts, as has the Republican party. Pretty lame way to bring politics into this discussion but I'm sure you're sitting back feeling proud of your "gotcha" moment.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  91. Syd

    That's like saying a kinder gentler Nazi party. By believing themselves to be superior (or whatever spin they try to put on it now), they're saying that, without lifting a finger or actually accomplishing anything, they're better than other people simply by existing. They are the very definition of lazy white trash.

    June 13, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
    • EVIL INC

      So I take it that the "black", "hispanic" and so forth groups which are far more violent are ok?
      We need to stop all of the hate groups, not just the ones you are not a member of.

      June 13, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  92. AZ Wildcat

    The KKK just changed their name. Now they are known as the Tea Party...

    June 13, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
    • JT

      HAHAHAHAHA, good one -_-

      June 13, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Ross

      True story.

      June 13, 2012 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Mercenary For Hire

      @ AZ Wildcat – You took the words right out of my mouth...LOL...

      June 13, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
      • Mark

        Jehovah God will deal with those who take up arms to "defend" themselves. Submit to his commandments while there's still time...don't be a fool!!! All of this is temporary those (like yourself) who ignore the warning and convince themselves they are smarter than Jehovah and need weapons to do so will sadly find out the hard way!!!

        June 13, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  93. Booskoo

    We the economic plans of the potus are strictly in the monkey-business league.

    June 13, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  94. JT

    "It's all right to be black and Latino and proud, but you can't be white and proud. I don't understand it."

    That's a rather good point actually. Most would not consider a parade or demonstration consisting of people supporting a single ethnicity to be racist, unless they were all white.

    "The true Ku Klux Klan is an organization that is looking out for the interests of the white race."

    So, the Ku Klux Klan is the Cerberus of white people? TIM would be proud...

    June 13, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Booskoo

      Racial pride is misdirected and nothing to proud of.

      Achievements are something to be proud of, not ethnic origins..

      June 13, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
      • JT

        I agree, but why does it only apply in one direction in this country?

        June 13, 2012 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  95. treyuga

    Yeah right, "a kinder, gentler Ku Klux Klan?"...that's like saying there is a "kinder, gentler Nazi party on the rise in Germany"

    June 13, 2012 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  96. Weasel

    Kind of like the model used by Obama, the ACLU and our Judicial System against Christians.

    June 13, 2012 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
    • cedar rapids

      yeah, exactly like that, yep, the lynchings, killings, beatings, intrimidation, its exactly like that, you poor poor christians.
      grow up.

      June 13, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  97. Booskoo

    That's the plan.

    Try buying ammo - it's rare and prices have gone through the roof.

    June 13, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  98. mike

    It's not the left walking around with signs depicting Obama as a monkey.

    June 13, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
    • SlimWealthy

      never ever seen a sign like that....and there are 330 mill people here...your gonna get a few idiots

      June 13, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
    • ltcoljpm

      People never seemed to care about the Bush/monkey pictures...so why now?

      June 13, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  99. Random S

    I dont want to be counted as ignorant at all but I just have a small question. Wasnt Hitler trying to kill off the Jewish race? And again I dont want to sound ignorant or just plain stupid but its pretty easy to find a jewish person out of a bunch just by the way their facial features are set, i mean you cant do that with another type of religion now can ya? Hitler even did these types of tests to see who was or was not jewish so in my own opinion I want to say that I dont entirely see being jewish as a ethnicity but I can see how someone would think that. And i knew that Jesus was an arab, my education was not wasted 😀

    June 13, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Steff

      Jesus was also Jewish, as were his followers until they converted/started following Jesus, so Jews/Christians are descended from the same people...

      June 13, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  100. John

    Regardless of what one may think about it, the Klan today is an insignificant group. Not so the SPLC, the Taliban of Political Correctness. This vile organisation works with police agencies to criminalize law-abiding citizens that the radical left hates. Potok and his gang are a bunch of Joe Stalin wannabes.

    June 13, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
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