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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. Curious

    So....a question for the reasonable people: Is it wrong for whites to be proud of their race and their heritage?

    June 13, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • HZ

      it's not wrong.
      however i do have an issue with kkk, just like if a modern day nazi want to adopt a german highway, germans will have an issue with it too.

      June 13, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mikey

      no, but there is a fine line between pride and ethnocentrism....no matter your color or nationality.

      June 13, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. AshleyM512

    They do have a point though...it's 'racist' to have a white organization, but not for b lacks to have one. I can't even count how many "african american scholarships" there are, but I guarantee you if someone tried a "caucasion scholarship" people would freak out.

    June 13, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • marabou22

      scholarships do not promote violence. My issue with the KKK is that even if they're doing something peaceful, the ideology promotes, and can lead to violence and political racism.

      June 13, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • AshleyM512

        The kkk has such a bad reputation from darker times that it would be best to start a new organization, new name. But my point is that this would never be allowed simply because we're white. If we were black we could start organizations all day.

        June 13, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
      • HZ

        AshleyM512,who says you are not allowed to form a white organization?
        even kkk still exists, you can form your organization all you want

        June 13, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amy

      Agreed Ashley . . why is it OK to have organizations for all other ethnic groups but if the white people do it, it's racist? That makes no sense. I was not prepared to believe a word of this article but i have to say they made a few good points.

      June 13, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
      • AshleyM512

        Exactly. Yes at one point black people were discriminated against, now white people have to tip toe around as to not offend anyone.

        June 13, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • AshleyM512

      HZ...If I were to start a scholarship organization for white students, I would be deemed a racist and my organization would be forced to shut down for excluding the "minority". We have African American Miss USA, a white woman is not allowed to enter...but if we had Miss White USA and a black woman wasn't allowed to enter, all hell would break lose...and you know I'm right on that.

      June 13, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  3. HZ

    Let's make it clear: KKK was formed by democrats, was and still is and in foreseeable future will be dominated by democrats.

    June 13, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mikey

      The funny thing is that is actually true

      June 13, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yeah thats right

      the fact that they are overly concerned about the environment is proof that they are actually left wing nuts. A conservative organization would have created a business and charged tax payers for their services. Enough said.

      June 13, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. BillyBob117

    Compared to the new black panthers, Calypso Louis nation of Islam and the union thugs, the KKK is a cream puff.

    Never ever forget the KKK was started by those so loving and caring democrats.

    Freedom of speech exist for all or it does not exist for anyone-

    June 13, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Tara

    Do we judge the Christians on what they did during the crusades? Do we judge all germans on the actions of the Nazis? It's time to grow up people, all of them did. People have a right to be proud of who they are. Let them clean up a highway for people's sake.

    June 13, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brad

      That makes no sense. I wouldn't be too happy about the Nazis adopting a highway either.

      June 13, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • Mikey

        agreed......Nazi's are always bad news....These KKK dudes shouldn't have adopted a name with so much baggage with it if they wanted to do good things. They should create another fraternal organization with a mission statement geared for the 21 century, cuz the KKK just wont work.

        June 13, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • marabou22

      Um yes, I do judge those people. I very much judge those people.

      June 13, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • Mikey

        oh please..you judge Christians over the crusades???? get over your self, I suppose you hate Americans for their actions in the Philippines....or better yet, you hate everyone that is a descendant of a confederate soldier in the 19th century?? Shut up, you're too stupid to talk.

        June 13, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. iAmAnAfrican

    The KKK is supposedly so obsessed with preserving the white race based on principles of christianity and Jesus Christ. They also claim to be "descended from the lost tribes of Israel".
    Lets try and make sense of this. The lost tribes of Israel...surely they were Jews? (google to verify). Ok, they emmigrated from the desert (most were probably dark skinned?) to countries like America (how silly), and then their skins became white...get the picture. Secondly, Jesus will always be considered a Jew,..his teachings might have differ from traditional Jewish teachings. If His second coming should happen today, I wonder what He will say or do to the KKK and all racists who hate his Jewish brethren. Definitely not a good outcome for the KKK and all racists.

    June 13, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  7. jamal

    we should give them second chance, everyone gets second chance and why not them.

    June 13, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • pattysboi

      Here's the answer: NO. The kkk, or "aryan nation" or whatever name they pull out of their white sheets that they stole from walmart is NOT worthy of "a second chance". Not with THEIR history, and if you read US History, you'd understand.

      Fr the article: >..."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.”...<

      What a load of garbage. MURDERERS do NOT "do good works".

      June 13, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • marabou22

      I agree Pattysboi but to go even further, regardless of their history their idiology promotes , or can cause violence. Maybe these spefici people are not committing hate crimes but their children or the people who follow them can easily cross that line.

      June 13, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. rick

    The KKK is a terrorist group. Would we want a kinder, gentler Al Quida???

    June 13, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Matter of fact, thats what our government is in talks for with Al Queda.

      June 13, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • BillyBob117

      Please provide real proof that the KKK is a terroist group. I guess you support the new black panthers, the nation of islam and the union thugs-

      June 13, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Tom

    Jesus Christ was an Arabic Jew, meaning he was more black than white also he was for all people. So my question is how can a group be for Christian values be only for one race? Doesn't seem to make much sense.

    June 13, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • YeahBut...

      I was wondering when someone would bring that up... Do you think they even realize that or rationalize that he was Anglo somehow?

      June 13, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      If you read closely in there hey said that they arent teaching that one race is superior to another, simply to have pride in the white race, as many other cultures have in their own heritage. He has a valid point, many other races and cultures have a culture of pride that generally speaking if the same sort of conviction to the white race were to be brought up, would be instantly labeled as racism or bigotry. Now thats not to say I support the past of the Klan, but if their direction is of a different direction than it once was (regardless of what he says about the groups past) then they have the right to participate in america as much as you or I.

      June 13, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
      • pattysboi

        The only "point" that ancona has is on his pointed hat.

        June 13, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • lola

        Very good point.

        June 13, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  10. weedouthate

    Let's weed out hate and sow the seeds of peace.

    June 13, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Fast Nana

    Poor white people are now becoming extinct! Leave the KKK alone and live and let live!!!

    June 13, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark P

      They're not extinct! Turn on the TV! "Jerry! JerrY! JerrY!"

      June 13, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Quit The Hate

    Saying the KKK isn't racist is like saying water isn't wet. Don't p3ss on my leg and tell me its raining! How stupid they must be to think anyone would believe this cartload of crap. Heritage my A@S. I'm a 9th generation Southerner and I am proud of who I am and where I come from without the need to intimidate others, thank you very much. That is what you call separating a real southern gentleman/woman from white-trash. If you want to adopt a highway, form a group that doesn't use skin color to become a member. And if if you don't want to be associate with THAT KKK then get rid of the sheets. This is the stupidest thing I've seen all day!

    June 13, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul in Vancouver

      Well said! Why waste time hating other people? You will live a happier and longer life without all the hatred. No culture or race is perfect whether you are black, white, asian, arab, etc. but we can all learn something from each other.

      June 13, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  13. dakota2000

    If they have renounced hate, then give them a second chance. Everyone deserves a second chance in this country.

    June 13, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • wassup

      More likely they have simply re-framed their historic hate mentality. Actually, much of what they say sounds just like the Teavangelicals so maybe there is some hope after all!

      June 13, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • dakota2000

        Well, at the end of the day, if the roads are clean, thats a step in the right direction.

        June 13, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      If they had really renounced hate, they wouldn't be members of the Klan–an organization built on a foundation of hatred. It really is that simple.

      June 13, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
      • dakota2000

        Let me put it another way. There are a group of people who brand themselves as the KKK (not good branding strategy, I admit). But they are collectively changing their views of the world. This is a good thing. I think it is only by changing from within that true change will happen. Making laws etc, cannot change peoples hearts. We should encourage every step they make toward a more evolved since of humanity.

        WE must change ourselves as well. WE have stereotyped ideas of the KKK and demand the THEY change. But the only person I can change is myself. I am trying to keep an open mind.

        June 13, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  14. HZ

    to anyone saying public should give kkk a second chance...
    don't you think kkk is way past second chance? if you saying give them 2million-ish chance, then ok, but second chance really doesn't apply to kkk any more lol

    June 13, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  15. julie

    the KKK just another name for the GOP...........

    June 13, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • cedar rapids

      sorry but as a liberal i have to say comments like that dont help.

      June 13, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • so what

      I just love reading the liberal opinions. No wonder our country is tanking.... this is truely a sad period in our nations history. We all need to cross our fingers and hope that the GOP can pull us out of the liberal mess we are in. Please please please don't complain when the government stops handing you my tax dollars.

      June 13, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • This is what

        Great, another conservative dolt who, apparently, slept through the Bush administration. This country is in a tail spin because we haven't dug ourselves out of the mess your GOP created the last time they had control.

        June 13, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
      • so what

        @ This is what

        Oh another one that puts it president Bush... pointing the finger at him is hiliarious. I don't think that anyone would disagree that president Obama was dealt a bad hand when he took the office. What you liberals have a hard time grasping is the reality that he has consistently made it worse with every poor decision he's made. As my Commander-in-Chief I enjoy his term. IMO and from that aspect he has been one our better presidents; however, on the domestic front stop pointing the finger at Bush after 3 years that excuse doesn't work. Hopefully Mitt's term will bring us back some prosperity but I doubt that will happen till 2015.

        June 13, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • HZ

      in case you don't know, kkk's founding father was one of the most senior democrats in history....

      June 13, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bruce

      GOP members were not even allowed in KKK groups in its heyday in the early to mid 20th century. The last KKK member in congress was Robert Byrd, a Democrat. I'm not pro-republican, but I do get tired of low-IQ people who do not know history. In partisan politics, there is plenty of evil to go around, and both parties are up to their necks in it.

      June 13, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • rick

        yes the KKK was dominated by southern democrats but now they follow the republican party

        June 13, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
      • jboh

        KKK was founded by southern racists who supported the party that opposed the party that freed the slaves for 100 yrs. KKK now supports the party that opposes the party that ended Jim Crow. Party membership was always second to anti-black racism. Your talk about Dems and KKK membership shows your ignorance of facts.

        June 14, 2012 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
    • wassup

      Yeah, I was just comparing their rhetoric and they sound just like the Teavangelicals who have hijacked the old GOP. Nobody is good or right except them...sounds familiar!

      June 13, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark P

      If you're actually espousing white supremacy (with all the anti-social acts that accompany) and not being facetious to another member I missed... well... I'll hope to be seeing you in a house of Correction shortly, suckamynuts!

      And... if you find the right cellie, he'll be happy to....

      June 13, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • LockandKey

      As a Liberal even I take offence to that.

      June 13, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • HZ

      liberals will just pretend your post doesn't exist 🙂

      June 13, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  16. so what

    This is a non-news event. Since when does an organization who wants to do something good for community make it to national headlines? This is just dumb. Although KKK has a past history of violence and intimidation this hasn't happened in many of our lifetimes. As your liberal leader puts it "Move On" and speaking of move on – why are the Black Panthers allowed to assimillate? Here is an organization that went on the news and put a bounty on a guys head for something that he hadn't even been charged with. What public service were they providing? What culture are they spreading? Here a liberal minded reality – if your white the 2nd amendment doesn't apply to you unless your saving a tree... if your white then your supposed to just be happy anout that... if you are white and stand up for your fellow white man then shame on you for being a racist. Congratulations America this is what its come to until the pendulum swings again.

    June 13, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • cedar rapids

      funny how it seems that the people here that moan about whites being downtrodden, and excusing the KKK, all seem to be right wingers making some silly statement about how liberals apparently view the white race.
      I had just admonished someone for saying the KKK is the GOP but was I wrong in doing so?

      June 13, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • so what

        LMAO... I'm a 20 year veteran in the military – am I a conservative absolutely. Do I support the KKK absolutely not – however, I do support their rights. What I don't support is for the open call for a bounty on someones head as was the case for the Black Panthers a couple months back. I wasn't watching the blog then but my bet is that no one was calling for their disestablishment. The president didn't denounce them... if that would have been the KKK I'm sure the outcome would have been quite different. To affilliate the KKK or BP with any political organization is silly – normal people don't think like them.

        June 13, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Glen

      I could not have said it better myself.

      June 13, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  17. vahellbilly

    If the Klan were virtuous, then why did it's founder Gen, Nathan B. Forrest disband it around 1869 only after a few years of it's existence? Answer: violence and terrorism...

    The Klan is a disgrace to humanity, Southern Culture, the memories of the fallen CSA soldiery and America.

    June 13, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bryan

      Hey, dude, check out a calendar. Its 2012, not the late 1800's. Your going to be against an organization because of something that happened over 150 years ago? Your wife/husband must really love being with you if you hold on to EVERYTHING that long!

      June 13, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • cedar rapids

        no, he was making the point that the Klan have always been about violence and hate.

        June 13, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
      • OnOne

        Bryan, you am idiot, stop commenting

        June 13, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  18. papawnick

    Maybe they should stand in front of a voting place carrying clubs.

    June 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Joe

    So now you support al-Qaeda just to make Obama look bad, you support the terrorist that killed 300 people on 911. You are a sick anti-American or should I say tea-evangelist-republican.
    He’s fighting for freedom and does not kiss Afghan president Karsi’s ass like the Bush/Cheney administration did. He’s killed and gone after more terrorist than Bush did in two terms.

    June 13, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      No disrespect to those that lost their lives, I meant 3000 on 9/11

      June 13, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Rob

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

    Haha- yeah right. I would't bet my money on it.

    June 13, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  21. dude

    They tried this before with people like David Duke, but they aren't fooling anyone. They desire a holocaust of the non-white.

    June 13, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  22. reality check

    If the KKK wants to clean the highway or street, nobody is preventing them from doing so. They simply aren't being permitted to adopt a highway. From previous examples, people throw excessive amounts of trash at KKK adopt a highway signs and the KKK can't keep up and the roads look horrific with litter.

    June 13, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • so what

      "From previous examples, people throw excessive amounts of trash at KKK adopt a highway signs and the KKK can't keep up and the roads look horrific with litter."
      Sounds like law enforcement has a money maker here.... I say put them up and lets get the economy going with all the litering fines the local government can collect. $500 dollars a pop – should add up quick.

      June 13, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • so what

      nice post Mark. Actually makes more sense than any other on here. I suppose a state sign with there name on it (even for adopt-a-highway) could and probably would suggest that the state government supports this organization. Anyways nice post. I still like the idea of having law enforcement collect on the littering fines. Just sayin – if this is Union County Illinois they could use it.

      June 13, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  23. KathyB

    NPR is so one sided. It's basically a large corporation Super PAC for the Democrats. And they complain about big business influencing elections.....and here they are. Bill Maher is also a Democrat run PAC.

    June 13, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • max3333444555

      you are saying that because you never listen to NPR. i know they are a favorite target of limbaugh and hannity (who have a vested interest in saying that there is liberal radio) but the reality is far different.

      June 13, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • pauleky

      Posts like this make me cry out for my country. Just sad how ignorant people are. Please learn to think for yourself.

      June 13, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • KathyB

        Maybe you should try thinking for yourself ! NPR is a hate based and racist organization. They prove it every day.

        June 13, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • KathyB

      I'm listening to that hack Chartock right now with his NPR $18,000 fund drive. He already said that the Republican must be defeated. He is a lunatic amongst other things. JPR is a better name for that organization.

      June 13, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Mark P

    I agree that the KKK's enormous diminishment and banishment to irrelevance and insignificance needs to be recognized and highlighted. Did that CNN piece give that perspective, did it PROVIDE the context worthy of a top story, as showing that their claims to non-hate is belied by their continuing to "light" crosses as a claimed religious act when burning crosses has become synonymous with hateful racist repression? Or did this CNN piece, actually give new life and bring in unsuspecting new converts, to a nearly-dead hate group now pretending to be hate-free to suck in new members left uninformed by this piece? This piece was like a free advertisement for the KKK's rebranding effort, with all analysis and context left unwritten. It literally is written and designed to portray the KKK as a now-legitimate organization, instead of the criminal/terrorist hate organization it always has been and continues to be while pretending not to be. CNN has just slashed it's remaining legitimacy about 90%, by doing so.

    June 13, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  25. andrea

    I thought the IRS disbanded this group. Where are they when you need them? that is about the only way you can fight this hate that groups like this spread like cancer...uneducated people who are afraid of the unknown...very dangerous people ...keep an eye or two on these sick distorted people.

    June 13, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Brundle

    Well the extreme left liberals have NPR & Allen Chartok the other side has the KKK. What's the big deal ? Fair is Fair.

    June 13, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • algorelies

      hmm..
      it would appear that all the KKK has to do is state that they love a sausage up their behind from time to time to get the presidential "bob", I mean, "nod" of approval.
      there i said it.

      June 13, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • MST3K

      Too funny. Chartock is soooooo nasty. He's on public radio, run it in fact, and it's for everyone ... but he says the Republican party is evil, must be defeated and has no place in our world. He then criticizes the Republican's for wanting to cut his funding.

      June 13, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brundle

      The KKK is no better or worse than any extreme left organization. I don't hear the Klan saying killing babies is a good thing... I don't hear them saying same $ex marriage is a wonderful idea and Sandusky is innocent. Soooo...

      June 13, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
      • cedar rapids

        no the kkk just restricted themselves to lynchings and beatings.
        apparently thats the same as being for gay marriage.

        June 13, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
      • Mark P

        Nobody but NOBODY but you, Brundle, is saying or suggesting Sandusky is innocent!

        June 13, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • max3333444555

      people who dont listen to NPR think they are biased. if you said MSNBC, clearly they are biased towards liberal views. NPR is actually pretty balanced and most of the programming doesnt lean in a direction.

      June 13, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  27. HELP CHICAGO

    The KKK doesn't have to kill anyone, the gangs in Chicago are killing everyone for them. Send U.N. peace keepers please!!

    June 13, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • lola

      We can only hope they wipe each other out.

      June 13, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Hooligan

    This is ridiculous... the KKK was FOUNDED on the principle of trying to instill fear in to blacks... that was the PURPOSE.

    How can you try and change over 100 years of negative symbolism which was so clearly tied to it simply by saying "we're not racist".

    If you're not racist... then don't wear the garb of an organization that systematically murdered and emotionally tortured people simply because of their skin color. This would be the equivalent of 100 years from now Al Qaeda saying that they don't hate western culture and just want to be Muslim.

    If you wasn't to be white and proud.. fine... nothing wrong with that. I am white and I am not ashamed of my skin color nor where my family comes from. But to be a part of a group that intentionally targeted people to hurt them physically and mentally and then to suggest you just want to be proud of who you are?

    WHO do you think you are kidding?

    June 13, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • reality check

      Yet how many organizations commit murder in the name of god?

      June 13, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
      • Kenny G.

        Israel...and AIPAC. They kill in the name of God & Moses.

        June 13, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Colin McMahon

    He was "crreepy and too creeping me out"...

    boing boing boing boing...
    SPLAT*
    (packed that one myself)

    June 13, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Colin McMahon

    You wish. Look. Another Shell spinning around, discharged.

    June 13, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Drappelfed

    I remember when I was in school and learned how some of these "groups/gangs" evolved and remembered that in the hayday this was the "it" club. From what I remember it was a religious following to contiue the advancement of what our country was founded on, Christian beliefs. Thats just what i remember but what i will never forget are the ruthless killings in the name of "whites". They are the poster children of hate/racisim...hate breeds hate, to simply try and say NOW we do not hate anyone then why do they hide behind a cloak? As a white male they give the white race a bad name and baring the extermination of such a group happens they will never change my view of their hatred towards individuals and races and unfortunately I am sad to say that I hate them for that...JMO

    June 13, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  32. lola

    I say awesome if they are really non violent now. The black pansie party is very hateful and open about their messed up views. I am proud to be white and am sick and tired of blacks getting special treatment because of their race. Time to take a stand against the hypocrisy. I was wondering when whites would finally fight for equality that has obviously been stripped from us. Blacks are more racist than ever these days.

    June 13, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • cedar rapids

      yeah thats right, apparently in your world blacks get special treatment and whites are discriminated against. do come visit us in this world sometime to see how it works here.

      June 13, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sacmar

      You're kinding, right? Special treatment? Ha! What a crock!

      June 13, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Sherry

    I think these discussions are getting way off topic of the article. If we follow the past history of the KKK all we see, hear, read, and find are hatred for everyone that is "not" white. However at the time of the civil war there were more black people than any other race like we have today, and therefore they were the unfortanate ones who got the horrible worst of the KKK's hatred. I believe everyone deserves a second chance, but after all these years...do you really think they will change their hatred ways? I think not!
    If the KKK can honestly and legitimately prove to the government that they are willing to clean and improve the highway that they want to adopt...then go for it. I know here in Canada, it's a lot of work to upkeep a project like this. Everyone and everywhere can use a little help now-and-again. But ONLY if the intensions are a good one!

    June 13, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark P

      EveryONE might deserve a second chance. That's PEOPLE. We're talking about a HATE GROUP here though. After an existence totally characterized by intolerance, hatred, violence, and suppression, I'm not sure the KKK or ANY other organization deserves a second chance any more than the Nazi party deserves a second chance. They both had their day. Both have been repudiated, and I think history shows, we never ever need to consider revisiting either of those philosophies or their outcomes if borne out in the real world.

      June 13, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  34. jim

    LAST COMMENT

    THERE ARE 100 PEOPLE IN A ROOM 16 ARE BLACK AND 84 ARE WHITE.

    10 PEOPLE ARE MURDERED

    Q: WHO COMMITTED 8 OF THE MURDERS?
    A: PEOPLE FROM THE GROUP OF 16

    KEEP LUBBIN DEM BLACKS , ODDS ARE YOU'LL LOSE A HAND TRYING TO GIVE THEM A HANDOUT OR A HAND UP

    June 13, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Equal_but_not_equal

      @Jim. Well put.

      But, what room are you in? The numbers don't look right.

      You left out Union Thugs, Code Pink ladies, G&L's

      84 white people, no way. Odds are this would never happen.

      June 13, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • jim

        i am relying on fbi crime stats and going by THEIR numbers.
        specifically white and black numbers ( no other groups)

        June 13, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Spandle

      You're a pig.

      June 13, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • SupaVal

      Jim, youre a troll. Only 5 in 100,000 people are murdered each year. So if 10 people were murdered in your room, then its likely a serial killer doing the killing. which would probably make the killer a middle aged white male.

      June 13, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark P

      Thank you for using all-CAPS to identify you as a whacko. And thank you also for promising this to be your last comment. We'll hold you to that.

      June 13, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • cedar rapids

      'lubbin'?
      you still want to try to convince us you arent racist in any way?

      June 13, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • lola

      Jim they know u r right but it makes u a racist if u say it. Read the news and you will see the vermon everywhere. What a disgrace!

      June 13, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  35. iunderstand

    i understand they are excepting black members as well.

    June 13, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Lou50

    when compared to the Muslims that is a true statement and they let the muslim rabble immigrate into the country. So you can say the state department is stocking the country with a bigger and better hate group!

    June 13, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Nelson Blueskin

    If the article is correct that there are currently 4,000-5,000 clan members in the US, it's worth stepping back for some context: in a country of 300+ million people, that means you are 150X more likely to be born with a micropenis (1 in 200 incidence among births) than you are to be a KKK member (assuming no correlation between the two, which is actually probably a poor assumption–I would guess a meaningful, if not complete, overlap between the two). Bottom line is that it's good news for America: hatemongers have been relegated as museum curiosities that we use as starting points to debate between our own virtues - should we let them adopt a highway because we value free speech or should we deny them the adoption to re-confirm that we won't countenance the kind of racial injustice that has historically denies access to the political process. Either way, the good news is that the KKK and its message are irrelevant to the discussion and the debate is really only about which virtues the 99.99998% of us want to celebrate more.

    June 13, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Felipe Lopez

    Sure.... Give up the whatever your on.

    June 13, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Pam

    HIlarious that these people think the white folks need to be looked after!!!!
    Also hilarious that these people think white folks should be with other white folks!!!
    What is even more hilarious is that they are mentioning Christ! There is nothing Christian about the KKK !!!

    June 13, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • rlh6805

      And why can't White people feel that we need to look after our best interests. All the other races do it.

      June 13, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
      • ell

        The problem is that Christ looks after all the races...and Christ wasn't "white" ..Ironic to think that the KKK would have a problem allowing one of their daughters to marry a Jewish man of Semetic descent.

        June 13, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
      • Thor

        My race is strong enough that I don't need "Christian" Anglo-Saxons to come to my defense. My ancestors are quite capable of defending and inhabitating the world quite well on our own. And I havn't done too bad of a job of it so far.

        June 13, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
      • reality check

        Actually, Jesus only wanted his organization for fellow Jews. It was Paul that brought the church to the gentiles.

        June 13, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
      • Mark P

        We all get to work for our best interests. We have to do it TOGETHER AS AMERICANS. It's not latinos vs whites vs blacks vs men vs asians vs gays vs native americans vs women vs vs vs versus everyone that can be turned against each other... It is WE THE PEOPLE, ALL OF US, working together... and I daresay, the group that every one of us will have to pull together to defeat to see America's success... is CORPORATISM and their utter domination of our media and our politics, as they have us all at each other's throats while they run off with ALL THE MONEY!!! (not just OUR money...the entire WORLD'S but who sees that)

        June 13, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  40. EndTheHate

    There there calm down it will be ok. Here drink this nice glass of
    K onservative
    K hristian
    K ool-Aid
    There now you're all better that's a good sheeple.

    June 13, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Equal_but_not_equal

      You forgot

      K – bama. (BHO)

      Spike Lee reported that not all who dislike Obama are racist. This coming from Spike! What a joke.

      The President of the Divided States of the African America.

      Whites have no chance.

      June 13, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Felipe Lopez

    I have no problem with white pride. Every individual should take pride in who he is. If an individual is so shallow that they feel they must associate only " with their kind" that is their loss. What I see with the KKK is that they have a shady history of extreme racism, backed, intimidation and violence. Yet these individuals insist on keeping this label, when they could easily disband and form a new group. "White pride association? This is nothing but a ploy to recruit for the KKK.

    June 13, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      And all muslims are terrorists? All asians hate america and want to bomb us? All ethnic groups, associations, everyone has had or has problems with others. Anyone who wants to single out something like the kkk is no different than someone singleing out naacp, black panthers or other ethnic parties.

      June 13, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
      • yousureaboutthat?

        Well yeah, singling out the KKK probably isn't right, but not all ethnic groups are full of hate. Historically, the KKK has been full of hate, as well as other ones, however, I've never heard of killing in the name of say, the NAACP

        June 13, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • thekladoftheklan

      Everyone remembers our past there is no point in going over it, but does everyone remember America's past. We get blamed for hatred and racism, but mean while no one wants to talk about our shady past as a country. Every group,religon,or organization has a past shady or other wise.You say we are hateful,fare enough what about all of you who stand on your soap box whining,talking crap from behind the safe screen of your pc at least we get out and try to effect change. whether it is or is not what you want isn't the point if you don't like it get off your ass get out of the house and stand up for what you want instead of hiding at home like you say we do behind our mask,and we are the hateful ones? i have seen more hate on here in one day then in all of our past funny .

      June 13, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • cedar rapids

        "i have seen more hate on here in one day then in all of our past"

        i know it was hyperbole but no, not really you havent. couple of hundred years that involved a civil war, slavery, jim crow, trail of tears etc etc, isnt wiped out by one day of comments on a forum.

        June 13, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
      • Tesla

        Because they didn't want to kiss you.

        Gotta love the internet tough guys.

        June 13, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • Tesla

        Disregard that, I muck docks. Last comment was for Thor, but his comment got b&.

        June 13, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  42. RAB

    Izzat so? Then ditch the masks and show your faces.

    June 13, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vote

      It's not their faces they are trying to hide. I think it's the color of their necks they are trying to hide...

      June 13, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  43. DefyTheGods

    Race consciousness is a toy created by nobles to keep their peasant dogs pre-occupied, while nobles gather wealth and power. It's an ingenious way to distract their peasant dogs from the fact that they're being robbed. Like religion, it's a complete waste of brain cells! Nothing tickles me more than the fact that the Klan are christians, who love and worship their Jesus. This same Jesus is loved and worshipped by blacks(and other non-whites), from whom the Klan wishes to be separate. Perhaps, the blacks(and other non-whites) should find a their own "God" to worship. I'd like to thank those of you, who posted stupid comments. I'll be sure to use them as material in future debates about the absurdity of religion. Insults and threats are especially welcome.

    June 13, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • dakota2000

      Wow. Somebody is angry. That's why they invented diazepam...:-)

      Yes- Race is a social construct that is clear. It has little to do with any "biological" or scientific fact. For example, there is more variation within the "white race" than between "races."

      Anyway, I am not sure out the grand conspiracy theory of the rich versus poor, but I do know that the government has been a key factor in this debate. And the government is controlled by Millionaires. Is there a connection? I don't know. But I do know that among "middle/lower classes" black/white interracial marriage is not uncommon...
      But i don't see the Donald trumps of the world taking an african princess as a bride any time soon.

      Racism, I think starts at the top, and trickles down through society via our laws...

      June 13, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Wanfuforever

    "but you can't be white and proud. I don't understand it." Listen up, Klansman chuckleheads, *you* are the reason the phrase "white and proud" is considered racist. Because you burned crosses on people's lawn in order to intimidate them, because you lynched the innocent and called it justice, because four black girls died in a church fire set by your bombs, because people like Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman died at your hands in Mississippi, because of the very un-Christian violence and murder you hypocritically used to terrorize the nation, THAT is why you cannot say "white and proud" without the people associating it with the ugliness of *your* actions. No, I cannot say "white and proud" without people looking at me as racist...and you are the reason why.

    June 13, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Susan

      No, it's because the blacks singled out one group to place the blame for something that is history. While white people are being taught tolerance, Black people are 'in your face' belligerent. I, for one and sick and tried of being repeatedly blamed for something that wasn't MY fault.

      June 13, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
      • Corrine E.

        Um, Susan..."blacks singled out one group to place the blame for something that is history"? Really? THEY singled out the klan, not the other way around? And if there are any black people alive today who can recall any of the horrors they witnessed back then, then it's not "history" to them or there grandchildren. This wasn't hundreds of years ago you know, so get a grip–quit being paranoid about being "blamed" and live your life.

        June 13, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Susan

      I wasn't around and wasn't taught to hate or treat ANYBODY like slaves, yet I've been 'blamed' time and time again. Say what you will, but that fact hasn't changed. Instead judging me for who I am, I'm blamed for something I had nothing to do with. So you're saying to me that their ancestors passed that hate down through the generations? I'd believe that. But things won't change until the 'hate' stops. And that's including the 'blame'.

      June 13, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark P

      WanfuForever... I totally agree with you and you spoke well. White supremacists have robbed us of our ability to even CONSIDER trying to claim being "white and proud" by their heinous actions, and they have brought you and I and every other white person, shame for THEIR ACTIONS and have limited anyone white from ever being able to find pride in our heritage by their shaming it.

      Susan... I'm white like you. We didn't do this ourselves, but people like these KKK did things like this in the name of our RACE. We didn't kill the injuns or lynch the escaped slaves or "uppity N's", but we are white and people of our race did this in our name, and while it's tiresome to be seen as our race (and what they did a coupla hundred years back) instead of for who we ACTUALLY are TODAY, sometimes that's what happens and our mission needs to be letting that go and helping others let that go too, instead of getting frustrated by it and recreating the problem.

      I assure you, the black folks feel that frustration at being judged by their skin color, far more keenly than you or I. I never held a slave, I never oppressed ANYone of any race...but I think it's my job... and yours... to help healing happen between the races. And to all the other white folk out there... guess what? In America, we're becoming outnumbered and we're gonna hafta find the way to get along! It isn't going to happen, by either claiming superiority, nor by giving up because we're exasperated by being held responsible for the sins of our fathers (as we are occasionally reminded of by the remaining shreds of the KKK being thrown up in the media) Time to move beyond race, folks. ALL OF US.

      June 13, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
      • Peace Not Hate

        hello
        I understand what your saying... I am Black Women in America who has defended her country in this war but let hate group would consider me an uneducated, drug user, and thief because that's the store type they see us at..... However I am a loving peaceful person who has never done drugs will never do drug, never been arrested and working on my Master degree in Social Work.... I teach my two kids to love all and judge people individually not according to their skin color.... My daughter had to deal with racism for the first time at her job... My daughter is 18 years old and work in an almost all white area in california by the we live in very area.... Well BTW my daughter works at a clothing store and a lady walked in and my daughter asked if she needed any help the lady reply no so when the lady was ready to check out my daughter went to check her out and the lady replyed is their someone else that can help me out that actally

        June 13, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
      • Peace Not Hate

        know how to add .... Not know my just graduated with above a 4.0 and had AP classes... Attended the Community College at night having a year of college classes under her belt ...... I am sick of how they think Black people are but let I don't hate them nor teach my kids to hate ... I just wish we could have peace in this world

        June 13, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
      • dakota2000

        Peace Not Hate- First, I admire you for defending our country.
        I have lived in california, and dated people of other "races." California is liberal right? But twenty years ago, if you had a black woman on your arms, you would get nasty stares from (white) strangers. Its was not in my head. I think things are better now since it is more common...

        The first thing americans see is race. We need to get beyond that and see people for what is inside them. I don't know how we got to be such a messed up country.... But (see my post below or above) the government is not helping us get beyond this race issue.

        June 13, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Jeep Girl

    While THIS is obviously a ploy for "positive" media attention. Some of the points made are valid and if they want to do good for the community, they should be able to do so. As long as they don't post signs or anything touting racism or hate there is no reason they should not be able to adopt the highway and keep it clean.

    That said, ANY group that promotes the "advancement" of any ONE particular race (NAACP anyone) is RACIST. Not only are they racist againts others but also themselves. If you belong to a group that seems to think it's race needs "advancing" you are therefore agreeing that said race is below, subpar, or not as advanced as others.

    June 13, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • cedar rapids

      no, its recognising that discrimination occurs, that is why the NAACP operates. Dont equate combating discrimination with racial hatred, they are not the same.

      June 13, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Kevin McClellan

    KKK has gone enviromental also. They will only use soft cotton ropes in the future and no petro. products for burning crosses.

    June 13, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Thefirsteye

    Black people dont go about killing people because of race !
    I say this to the Klans " He who fails to acknowledge histoy shall always be condemned to relive it"
    Cleaning a road does not clean away all the blood from the hanging trees!
    If you are not what you are believe to be just disband and live with your fellow man.

    June 13, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Susan

      You're it doesn't matter to them who they kill.

      June 13, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • lola

      Of course they do. Where have u been?

      June 13, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  48. therealsmiley

    A kindler, gentler Klu Klux Klan? Yeah...it's called the Republican Party.

    June 13, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • WB651

      Remind me again which party Imperial Wizard Robert Byrd belonged to. Yeah, thought so. Educate yourself.

      June 13, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
      • therealsmiley

        I am educated. The NEW, kinder, gentler Klu Klux Klan. NEW..like....not old. You with me? I know it's tricky but try to hang on to the ride.

        June 13, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • therealsmiley

        I am educated. The NEW, kinder, gentler Ku Klux, Klan.....THE REPUBLICAN PARTY!! NEW...like NOT OLD. Following me? I know it can get tricky but try to hang on to the ride.

        June 13, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
      • therealsmiley

        I posted it twice so you could read it twice. You're welcome.

        June 13, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • dakota2000

      Let us not forget that it was the REPUBLICANS that freed the slaves. It was the democrat cooperhead northerners that opposed the war of abolition.

      From a historical context, your flip remark does not make sense.

      June 13, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  49. idunno

    Trollllolololol. LOL at all you people saying if the KKK really want to show they're not racist they should look out for ALL Americans and not just whites. LOLLLOL ya go figure a white group should look out for everyone, but no one is even mentioning the NAACP. Maybe they should start representing whites.

    June 13, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • idunno

      LOL and you guys are trying to say that the KKK is racist. White group looks out for whites, racist. Black group looks out for blacks. *Crickets*

      Maybe you guys should open your eyes to who the racist really is

      June 13, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • vatoloke

        'Reply' to self much?

        June 13, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
      • cedar rapids

        it will be the fool that ignores why groups like the NAACP came about and judging from some of the posts here today has a reason to still exist.
        It will be the fool that thinks that a group that tries to combat discrimination equates to a group that declares its race superior and would love to get rid of all other races if it could.
        thats who.

        June 13, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • PAUL

      THERE ARE SEVERAL WHITE GROUPS THAT SUPPORT WHITE CAUSES...THEY ARE THE MAJORITY AND ARE CALLED BY SEVERAL OTHER NAMES!! THE KKK IS THE ONLY GROUP IN AMERICA THAT IS FOR SUPREMACY AND HAS HISTORICALLY KILLED BLACKS, HISPANICS, JEWS, GAYS AND OTHER PEOPLE OF COLOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      June 13, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • Mark P

        I'm confused, Paul. You posted in ALL CAPS as an unintelligent KKK'er would, yet seem to be promoting un-named white-supporting groups that outnumber the KKK that would represent whites like you and me, without hatred and with love for all races and people. Can you turn off your caps lock and try again to educate us about these alternatives to the KKK? As a white guy, I'll be really interested in hearing about groups that help us find pride in our heritage without disparaging other groups which seems to me to be emblematic of the KKK... can you help me...and the rest of this national and international audience... find a few of those that will put the lie to this whole KKK hatred business? I'm sure you're right... there's GOTTA be some believers in white pride, that aren't haters...direct us ALL there with a few links, wouldya please?

        June 13, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  50. jim

    name the last a klansman that raped robbed or murdered someone.

    i dont know the answer,but i can tell you the last TEN TIMES an african american did it.

    all i have to do is look at todays headlines.

    keep on being politicall correct , right up to the time LAVONTAY has a gun in your face and DEMANDRIOUS is raping your daughter.

    you people are fools but dont worry . the way crime is spreading ,you will be enlightened soon

    June 13, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • cedar rapids

      stormfront down is it?

      June 13, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
      • jim

        truth hurt much ?

        please dispute my comment,the only real and factual comments are given by the so-called racist.

        all you progressives can do is name call.

        let me guess, you are white and have never ever lived in a majority black town

        June 13, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • cedar rapids

        well as i said below jim you are ignoring social and economic factors in what you are laughingly calling 'truth'

        and as for the rest, yes I am white, well done. I also have black relatives, and asian ones as well actually. In fact a black cousin of mine is godfather to my son.
        apparently according to you I had better worry that he will turn my boy into some kind of criminal.

        June 13, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thefirsteye

      Jim dont be such an Idiot how are you going to prove that?
      Why do they wear hoods? because they are Police Doctors Teachers Lawyers Politicians Friends Relatives Neighbors and the man in the street !!!!

      June 13, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • jim

        considering the ASTRONOMICAL disparity in the crime stats , i believe what i say,even if every murder committed by a white man was found to be a klan member ,it would still be a 78 to 1 ratio

        for every black killed by whites there are 78 whites killed by blacks.

        i understand these stats are hard to swallow but this is a major problem in our country.

        even jesse jackson said" i was relieved when the guys behind me turned out to be white"
        not black

        June 13, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patrick

      Your philosophy is comical at best you schit eating redneck fuqq. The Klan doesn't want to preserve the white race, they want to preserve the redneck race. Up north, us caucasians are more civilized and educated and don't need to be represented by some fist pounding toothless redneck named jimbob.

      June 13, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  51. earl richardson

    Wouldn't it be wonderful if the KLANS were to find out that Jesus Christ whom they claim to idolise by lighting the cross is really BLACk!
    would there doctrine change? I bet it would.
    Remember jesus was a Jew and we all know that the original Jews were not a white race. Fact.

    June 13, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • jim

      there is nothing wrong with blacks or peoples of any other color.

      we just notice what happens whenblacks become even a small minority in a neighborhood.

      no other race has such self-destructive tendencies.

      i cannot find a reason for it , all i know is they ruin everything they touch.

      June 13, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • cedar rapids

        you mistake race for social and economic conditions jim.
        when the mass irish immigration to the US occured they were the ones that formed street gangs, they were the ones that were crime ridden and were unwanted......because they were also the lower class, the poor, the ones struggling to survive.
        you instead want to claim race and ignore everything else. thats very telling.

        June 13, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  52. nala777

    I am not for the KKK. They are all racist asshats. But anyone thinking that only White people are racist are a bunch of stone cold FOOLS. Some of the most racist stuff I have ever heard in my life have some from Asians, Mexicans, and yes, even African Americas. Everyone is a little bit racist, deal with it.

    June 13, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • cedar rapids

      no one thinks only whites are racist, despite the hyperbole spouted otherwise that suggests people do think that.

      June 13, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  53. cedar rapids

    they run a story about how the klan has applied to adopt a highway, dont blame CNN for the timing of the story, they didnt force the klan to apply for it.

    June 13, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  54. colorblind

    Race? What race? The only race that matters is the human race. You want a truism, something true that everyone can get behind. Here is a challenge for you. If you lined up every american from the whitest of the white to the darkest of the dark and moved down or up the line from one to the next where would you draw the line of race. At what point exactly, at which person would you suddenly stop and raise your hand and make the claim that this guy to my right is white and this guy here is black! You know what... you couldn't, because your senses would even be able to register a difference. Let me make it easier for you. If you had a neighbor that had a white lab and a black lab and he treated one better then the other because of the dogs color, what would you think of him. You'd think he was nuts!

    June 13, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lori

      Well said!

      June 13, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  55. redwine9991

    I disagree with the KKK. Reject others because their culture, race or other differences is wrong!!! However, the KKK should be allow to adopt a highway. Even the KKK has rights.

    June 13, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  56. jim

    you can wear a white sheet or you can dress normal

    either attire will get you attacked in the ghetto and it dont have to be dark outside .

    how come most of black crime murder and rape victims are white, isnt that racist?

    June 13, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • KO

      Jim your an idiot. Most crimes are committed against the same race and that includes white people.

      June 13, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
      • jim

        WHITES FALL VICTIM TO BLACKS AT A 78 TO 1 RATIO.

        SO YOU SIR ARE THE IDIOT

        June 13, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      Dude you are so hateful or just a troll possibly both. But what comes around goes around and I just have this funny feeling you will get whats coming to you and probably by a white man.Life is funny that way, ha, ha.
      As you would say
      "Yup goona be getten it bad", that is your proper language. Daddy teach you to talk that way, I bet he taught you losts of things.

      June 13, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Raj

    Who need KKK, we have the Tea Party...It can qualify for kinder gentler KKK...or may be not

    June 13, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Equal_but_not_equal

      @Raj

      How offensive! What a bigot you must be. Blacks are members of the Teaparty. A large number of them got off the Obama kool-aid and woke up. Now, they realize Obama only cares about votes- not blacks. Shame on you.

      June 13, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  58. jim

    SAY WHAT YOU WANT TO.

    THE NIGHTLY NEWS AND CRIME REPORTS ARE GIVING THE KLAN AND OTHERS PLENTY OF REASONS TO WANT TO BE SEPARATE.

    FACTS ARE FACTS – THE AA RACE IS A BLIGHT ON ANY COMMUNITY THEY OCCUPY.

    NAME ONE CITY WHERE THEIR INTRODUCTION HAS MADE A POSITIVE CHANGE, IF YOU CAN.

    June 13, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hey Jim

      As I read history I see so many white people that have invaded countries and enslaved people. Why don't you put that against the "AA" crime rate. I think those white people have done far more to hurt and kill other people – or, you could just stop pointing a negative finger at a whole race... think about it.

      Dr. Ben Carson is black and an AMAZING surgeon. I wonder what percentage of his patients are white. I also wonder if they care that he's an "AA" or are they just thankful that he's a top-notched surgeon who can help them or their loved ones.

      June 13, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • jim

        THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH BLACK PEOPLE.EXCEPT THE HUGE CRIMINAL POPULATION THEY PRODUCE.

        I CANT ARGUE WITH SOMEONE WHO WONT SEE THE FACTS

        June 13, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • thughunter

      What country or state you living in? Every where I look I see baby's who my tax dollars are feeding and clothing. I know that H.U.D buys 100k houses in suburban neighborhoods and gives them to undeserving non working people. In my city, People have to work all day then come home to a neighbor who is just waking up from drinking 40's all night. Bull crap. If there are hard working Blacks There not here in my city. I work day and night to keep my family from the bad neighborhoods and schools. If I have to do it everyone should.

      June 13, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • SupaVal

      ThugHunter, sure some people fit your description, but not in anyway is that the majority of blacks. guess what? the average black person doesn't like those people either. I want you to seriously take some time and look around you. When you drive to and from work look at the people waiting on the bus or driving their cars, see how many of them are AA. When you get to work look around your work place see how many are AA. Go out to lunch, look around see how many AA you see there. Look around and you will see black people working shopping eating out and other things not criminal in nature. I guarantee you that not every black person in your city is a criminal or is living in govt housing, not even 10%. And there are plenty of white people who are criminal and live in government housing as well. I don't mind if people stereotype others so long as they aren't just blowing s#&# out their butts.

      June 13, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Scott

    The KKK will always stand for white supremacy. I believe there is a place for "white pride" as long as there is a place for "black pride", "Asian pride" or any other pride. There will never be a good place for supremacy of one over another. Right now, white people arguably have supremacy (looking at well, power in legislature, etc.). That will change with time. The issue is HOW it will change. Will it change through hard work and partnership or through ethnic wars which tear down America and make "others" the enemies. Personally, I choose unity in diversity with everyone bringing their uniqueness together to form something beautiful and worthy of praise. I hope in that I'm not a minority.

    June 13, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Will

    Lol really KKK? Southern heritage and a racial extremist terrorist group that has rained terror on non-whites or anything different being white for more than a 100 years is all of a sudden nice and harmless is two different things that's like Al-Qaeda members wearing Levi's and I ❤ New York T Shirt's. It's doesn't work for a still in progress America!!!

    June 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  61. joe

    Thers's nothing wrong with being proud to be White, or being proud to be Black, or Mexican, or El Salvadoran, or Italian, or whatever. What makes you a racist is when you think that your race is SUPERIOR to all of the others. You'll never see the KKK mention anything about equality.

    The only reason the left wing news media gave them this attention is because they showed interest in adolpting a highway, one of the causes that the left wingers consider to be near and dear to their hearts.

    June 13, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Equal_but_not_equal

      When do the black pathers plan to adopt a highway?

      No problem if they want one.

      And when will NOW adopt a highway?

      When will Code Pink adopt a highway?

      When will the Wall Street protestors adopt a highway?

      When will the G & L group adopt a highway?

      When will the Union thugs adopt a highway?

      When will all the moniority grouos adopt a highway?

      When said and done, never!

      😉

      June 13, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kyle Dasan

      What about Klingon? Can we be proud to be Klingon?

      June 13, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Tha Chikin

    They want to adopt a highway so if you throw a gum wrapper out your window, they pull you out of the car and lynch you. NICE! Sounds like a great idea!

    June 13, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • badhab1t

      That is actually quite funny XD

      June 13, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  63. BradKT

    Actions speak louder than words and the actions of the KKK say all that needs to be said about this group. Anyone who believes what the KKK is saying today about not being a hate group is, at best, gullible. This is a group that has routinely resorted to intimidation and terrorist violence to enforce its twisted and hateful view of the rest of the world.

    Decent people must speak out against the KKK whenever they rear their ugly heads. They must never be allowed to successfully project the lie that they are "respectable." The truth must always be thrown back in their faces.

    June 13, 2012 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
    • jim

      THEY DO GO ABOUT IT THE WRONG WAY BUT THEY HAVE A POINT.
      HOW MANY RUINED NEIGHBORHOODS DO WE WHITES HAVE TO ABANDON BEFORE WE DRAW A LINE AND SAY

      '" NO MORE,HEY YOU PEOPLE ARENT ALL BAD BUT THE FACTS ARE WHEN THE RACIAL SCALE TIPS TO YOUR FAVOR THE COMMUNITY IMPLODES"

      DOES EVERY TOWN AND CITY IN THE US NEED TO BE A GHETTO FOR THE SAKE OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS?

      June 13, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
      • bruhman01

        Jim, here is something for you, you say that blacks kill whites 78 to 1, well its not just blacks as you claim. When whites kill, they kill in droves, Timothy McVeigh, the kids in Colorado. The point is Jim, there is good and bad in everyone, not just the blacks, oh yeah, I know a plenty of goo black neighborhoods, where they take pride in their residence. We don't all live in the ghetto.

        June 13, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  64. clubschadenfreude

    if they don't hate anyone, why are they calling themselves the Ku Klux Klan which has repeatedly shown it hates anyone who dares not be the same "lily white" as they consider themselves to be? It seems that they are a bunch of idiots who want to keep a hateful name in the delusion that it "only" means that they "want to be with white people". And yes, dear April, it *is* racist. A dictionary would really help you. It's also so pathetic to see them try to excuse their racism by trying to say everyone does it and that it's some "natural instinct". What pitiful people. Time to leave the delusions of a perfect "white" America and realize that your skin color means *nothing* but that your ancestors were from a place with a lot of sun. Of course these idiots probablly also don't believe in that since it's science and oooooh, evolution. .

    June 13, 2012 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  65. Cinman

    Something about a leopard comes to mind......

    June 13, 2012 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  66. badhab1t

    "I love my race. Does that make me wrong? I’m proud to be white,” “The true Ku Klux Klan is an organization that is looking out for the interests of the white race" blah blah....
    Why not looking out for the interest of all americans? Or all races? For ppl that say their are not racists, they sure sound like racists. You know I think Natzi could use those same lines: "we are not racist, we are proud to be Aryan, we are protecting the interests of the aryan race..." zzzzz.

    June 13, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • idunno

      So it's ok for Asians to assemble and "spread their culture" and it's ok for blacks to be proud of being black and go to groups for blacks only, but when whites want to say they're proud of being white, when whites want to spread the white culture, they're obviously getting together to hate on everyone all the time... right?

      June 13, 2012 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
      • 2012is1984

        Look around you, America is engulfed in white culture. Sounds like you fear change.

        June 13, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • idunno

        Ya and Africa is full of African culture, so is it racist for blacks to group up in Africa? Or Asians to group up in Asia? Do they need to invite some whites? So if my family comes from Ireland, is it racist for me to celebrate St. Patricks day? I mean afterall, that IS getting in touch with my European roots, maybe I should invite some blacks so I can get their input on how to get in touch with my roots without offending anyone.

        June 13, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • Scott

        Idunno, you are not listening. The point is that if you watch out for just "your" ethnic group, then at some point you are seeking advantage over other groups to protect your group. The only way to peace is by seeking the good of ALL groups. Celebrating the beauty of any ethnic group is good. Seeking its supremacy is what must be avoided. Even the redressing of wrongs leads to conflict if the honest intent is not reconciliation. Put it another way. If you desire is to be black or white or Hispanic before being HUMAN, you will never stand united outside of your race. The reality is that your primary identification defines all your relationships. Only when people are able to identify one to another at that intrinsic level, honoring and cherishing the diversity on one another, will reconciliation, and thence peace, become a reality rather than a dream. Martin Luther King had it right.

        June 13, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • idunno

        So should the NAACP start looking out for the interests of whites?

        June 13, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • Ack

        Actually, you do see "white pride" everywhere – it's called Polish Pride, German Pride, Russian Pride, Italian Pride, Irish Pride, etc. We also have Puerto Rican Pride, Dominican Pride, Mexican Pride, etc. The reason you see "Black Pride" is because most blacks don't know where they come from thanks to slavery, but if they did I would bet you'd see more Zimbabwe Pride and South African Pride, etc., celebrations as well in countries like the US.

        European "Pride", like other "Pride" celebrations, are usually broken down by country because most whites have the privilege of knowing their roots. Every summer I see these parades to celebrate European ancestry and culture. Whites are not suffering a crisis of culture – except those who think they are under threat by "others".

        As for "spreading their culture", I'd say it's fairly obvious that Caucasians have had an obvious advantage there for many generations, at least in the US. Why not let others catch up? Your objections sound more like fear of change, fear of allowing other cultures to infiltrate your white (and therefore "safe") world.

        June 13, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • badhab1t

      And where in my post DID i said that? LMAO. Anyway, I don't think "white's" culture need to be "spead", as it's not like it's dying, I assume you haven't being inving in a cave and know something about the last 200 years. And are you seriously saying that KKK is a repesentative of "THE WHITE race"? or "White culture"? XD

      June 13, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
      • idunno

        No you're telling the KKK to stop looking out for whites and look out for all of America. Why? Because they're white and it's racist if they want to look out for only whites? No one has a problem with AZNs saying ASIAN PRIDE! Or blacks saying the same...

        June 13, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • idunno

        And why shouldn't the white culture be spread? What's so bad with that? The blacks and asians can group up and spread their culture? What if a bunch of Europeans want to get together to get in touch with their European roots? Would it be different WHEN whites become a minority? Will it all of the sudden stop being racist when blacks and mexicans out number whites in America?

        June 13, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
      • roflcopter

        idunno,

        Why would blacks be for Asian pride?

        June 13, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • obama

      the politics of racial elevation is already underway at obama's old church.

      the ideology esposed by the current KKK has been in practice for decades under rev wright. look out for interests of own race first. shopping at black businesses first.

      this is really a soft boycott of other races. promoting based on race is racism. pure and simple.

      nobody cares about wright tho...its sad. the fringes of black community have been engaged in openly racist "religious" policies for decades.

      end soft boycotts based on skin color.

      June 13, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Wrenn_NYC

    Try West Philadelphia. You'll find nice clean, law abiding predominantly black neighborhoods there. I used to live in one such there.

    Your comment is both racist and ignorant. You made the decision that blacks are THE problem – such a jump is called 'scapegoating' so you don't have to look or learn or educate yourself as to what are the underlying issues with society, instead, you've found your easy scapegoat, with little work, and much laziness.

    Sigh. This is why I usually don't read comment sections anymore.

    June 13, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  68. Karen from Toronto

    North America consisting of Canada and United States is the New World. We are all immigrants or children of immigrants. The whites arrived earlier than others of course and developed a wonderful culture here in North America, respect for law, order and peace. It has what made both America and Canada great and is why immigrants jump at every opportunity to move over. Speaking from a Canadian perspective, I want to keep my country great and I do not think that trying to assimilate new arrivals into our culture amounts to racism. I am the child of Asian immigrants.

    June 13, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
    • badhab1t

      "We are all immigrants" Aren't you forget some ppl?

      June 13, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • latida

      fyi native americans were here first n north america is made up of mexico usa cada do some reserch please

      June 13, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • learn something

      Karen, North American consists of the United States, Canada, and MEXICO!!!!! This continent was populated with non-whites long before the europeans "discovered" and consequently raped this continent. If your idea of a "wonderful culture" is killing or confining all the natives and then proclaiming it a "white" country, you have a lot to learn.

      June 13, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Equal_but_not_equal

    Was watching the NBA finals last night.

    Sure was hard to find any white players. Someone forgot to check the hiring quotas for each classification of people. Whites don't stand a chance getting on a NBA team.

    So, is it racist or discrimunation to ask to know where are all the white basketball players working?

    Hockey? Can't wait until we have a starting line up on a hockey team in the Stanley Cub Finals that is made up of all blacks. All those men in helmets, carrying sticks, shooting bucks at the goals, and high fiving each other after a score. And don't forget about the fights and knocking put of teeth. WOW that's a sport this group should take over. We would pay good money to see that.

    Sports, yes, the new black frontier.

    June 13, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Sam

      You are an idiot!

      June 13, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
      • Equal_but_not_equal

        @Sam I am....

        Thanks... You made my day.

        Obviously, you didn't get the Email. Whites can't jump.

        Get it now?

        June 13, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  70. idunno

    OK I'm not here to support the KKK, but I do find it funny that people can't accept their claims of not being racist. I find it funny that non-white ethniticities are encouraged and allowed to group up with other members of their ethnicities, and we, as a society, say they are just spreading/learning about their culture. But when whites group up with other whites, we say they are being racist.

    For example, at my University there is an Asian only fraternity. They are aimed at bringing people of Asian/Indo-American's together to spread their Asian culture (not to mention the fact they post "Asian Pride" all over their Facebooks and no one seems to think that's racist compared to "White Pride"). There is also an all black fraternity. They are aimed at bringing members of the African American community together, again, to spread the African culture. Of course there isn't allowed to be a "White's Only" fraternity, because that was be racist and uninclusive, right? When other cultures want to group up and exclude whites, they're are spreading their culture, but when whites want to group up and exclude other cultures, they are spreading racism and burning the flag of Isreal, right?

    Sounds pretty hypocritical to me. It's racist to be white and proud of it, but any other ethnicity is allowed to flaunt their pride and no one thinks they're racist....

    June 13, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • idunno

      That would be racist* (not that was be racist)

      June 13, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Georgia Peach

      Well said.

      June 13, 2012 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • 2012is1984

      Really, you're saying the KKK is not racist?? What planet do you live on? Yeah a group of white people is fine.. but a group of dressed KKK members is just flaunting of a hate group. Don't be so ignorant to think that just because these KKK members may agree on some general issues with the public, that they are good wholesome people. The KKK is a hate group, and for CNN to second guess their motives is astounding and upsetting. The Nazi's were very polite and educated.. but they were also an extremely hateful evil group of "white" people.

      June 13, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Equal_but_not_equal

      Great comments. It does appear to be a crime to be proud to be white and have specific white only social, businesses, schools, non profit organizations or just hang out with your white only friends.

      But, all the other groups – it is okay.

      Equal but not Equal.

      Can I change my race? I want to be like Obama, Black on the outside and alll white meat on the inside. This way I can get all the benefits of being a minority – yet not really be one.

      Chocolate milk is made with brown/black chocolate and white milk.

      See, it can be done. Just say the word and make it so.

      June 13, 2012 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
      • Sam

        Idiot!

        June 13, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • Equal_but_not_equal

        @San I am

        you again? Leave me alone.

        June 13, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • fintastic

        You do know people will think you're a moron when you post crap like this on a public forum, right?

        June 13, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • PANJgal

      well said "idunno'! I grew up Catholic and was taught to love and respect ALL. I was raised in a middle class area where everyone I knew and/or my parents knew thought everyone deserves a chance to be liked based on their character and not anything else. When I moved to a different area only 30 minutes away, I was harrassed and crimes were committed against my property with racial notes scratched into my car within 2 weeks, and I hadn't even met anyone yet personally. The police said "what are you doing here? move!" And did nothing to help me in fear of looking like they're helping me? So crazy. My eyes were opened to what I see as the reality of the world. That racism does indeed exist but you'd be suprised who is actually doing it. Its not all white people, that's for sure.

      June 13, 2012 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Sam

      Seriously.... I guess you have just closed your mind and eyes to this organization's past. No – people/groups don't just "change" like that. The very name invokes hatred and contempt. I think if they are allowed to adopt that stretch of hwy that it will be dirtier than it is now (literally and otherwise). they the klan truly wants to do good, let's see them work with impoverished groups and give back to their communities (regardless of color). Surely they have a lot of good to do before they are accepted as being a group that "does not hate". A people that forgets its past are doomed to repeat it.

      June 13, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • roflcopter

        Sam,

        You are very shortsighted. You have managed to completely overlook the bigger picture. This isn't about the KKK. Why are you so set on that group? Open your eyes and mind for 5 minutes, it might do you some good.

        June 13, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • cedar rapids

      "OK I'm not here to support the KKK, but I do find it funny that people can't accept their claims of not being racist."

      yeah, I guess the decades of killings, beatings, intimidation, hatred etc that just must have tainted people's mind as to being unable to accept the KKK as not being racist.............really? you find it funny that people cant accept the KKK as not being racist?

      June 13, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • idunno

        I find it funny that people can't accept their claims just because they are white. It's not just the KKK, ANY group that is whites only that excludes minorities is automatically viewed as racist.

        June 13, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • cedar rapids

        "I find it funny that people can't accept their claims just because they are white"

        i think you will find people cant accept it because its the damn KKK!

        June 13, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • brandon

      whites are the new devil of course. Maybe not new...but the devil in the eyes of many cultures. Due to our jaded past and atrocities committed in the name of race. I don't even know my true lineage,however I appear to be "white". Because of this,I'm guilty of being racist in the eyes of many. Whites are no longer allowed to be proud of our race or we are labeled. I say bring on W.E.T. (white entertainment television). White history month. lets see if that makes us racist...I think we know the answer though dont we.

      June 13, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • cedar rapids

        why did BET come about? why did black history month come about? answer those questions and you will know why they came into being. You cannot ignore the reasons behind something.

        June 13, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • Hey Brandon,

        Every month except the shortest one, February, is white history month. Don't feel so dejected.... whites still run things in this country. Seriously, look on Wall Street, major banks and businesses, etc. – why are you complaining?

        June 13, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • SillyMan

      Hee Hee. You're right. That is funny. *chuckles*

      June 13, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • natFrankie

      Well, the reason that non-white groups formed organizations is that they were denied entry into the white organizations. Miss Black America, Miss Asian/Pacific Rim, and other beauty contests came about because non-white women were not allowed to compete. The same with just about any other minority organization.

      June 13, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sororitygirl

      Speaking as a member of a traditionally black sorority – none of the 9 sororities or fraternities discriminate against races as you will find non-black members in each and every sorority. I also wouldn't have a problem with a white-based NAACP chapter – as long as they don't discriminate against other races since there are many non-black NAACP members....

      June 13, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Insik

    "We're not racists," Chambers told CNN Monday. "We just want to be with white people. ISN'T THIS RACIST???

    June 13, 2012 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • idunno

      How is it racist if they just want to be with white people? There are fraternities at my school that are Asian only and Black only, but God forbid a White only fraternity pops up, the school would be sued in a second. So it's ok for Asians to want to be around Asians and Blacks to be around Blacks, but it's racist for whites to want to be around other whites?

      June 13, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
      • Insik

        We dont have any problem if you just wanna be with your race but if you go to other country's you dont see segregation because your different race or color our your skin. Have you been to other country's? Do you think White is the only race? We call it respect for others because your still a human being.

        June 13, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • Darrell K

        They have had "All White" frats for centuries. Maybe if you crawl for under that rock you been under, you'll see. You never heard of Skull and Bones???

        June 13, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • idunno

        You people love to pick and choose what time periods you take your history from. All white fraternities for centuries, we don't live in an era where an all white fraternity is acceptable anymore. But all Blacks fraternities are acceptable.

        Are you saying it's ok to be fat because being fat was a sign of wealth to European nobility and royalty?
        Are you saying it's ok to be 40 and marry a 13 year old girl because their family promised you some goats and land in exchange for you to marry their 13 year old daughter?
        Are you saying marijuana is bad for you and the only evidence you have to support it is from the 1930s?
        Do you see lynchings anymore? Do you people lining the streets to get a glimpse of someone hanging?

        I'm talking about what is relevant. You're talking about what happened "for centuries", in a time you didn't even live

        June 13, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  72. JoAnMi

    He used Romans 12:1-2 to explain his thinking. It says
    " 1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.

    2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is —his good, pleasing and perfect will.

    My head hurts just by comparing the KKK to those two verses.

    June 13, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  73. Realist

    So you are against going afteral queda, or just in a less effective manner? The drone strikes seem to be working pretty good, since when do we care what the world thinks when it is our national security at stake?

    June 13, 2012 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  74. LaLa

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

    In the middle of the night. On the lawn of someone who isn't white. With shotguns in hand. And hoods to disguise themselves. Uh-huh. It's all about Christ (who wasn't white by any stretch).

    Is this article for real ?

    June 13, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Equal_but_not_equal

      @La la land....

      And when was the last time you saw this happen?

      It's 2012, get a teality check. It is not 1950's or 1960's.

      Seriously, you know better than that.

      June 13, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
      • cedar rapids

        because now they do not have the support they used to and wouldnt get away with it is all.

        June 13, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
      • LaLa

        Born & raised in the South - and that was later than the 50s or 60s. Still, I've seen it happen. Just because it's 2012 doesn't mean prejudice & racism aren't thriving.

        June 13, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • carl47

      god's not white,that's a new one on me

      June 13, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hey LaLa,

      Great point!!

      June 13, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Jerome Horowitz

    Now we offer a choice – we can lynch you with cotton or nylon rope, whichever you prefer. We also use bio-degradable fuel when we burn down your home. And we only use 100% natural cotton in our robes, which are made in America, by the way.

    June 13, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  76. LaLa

    Is there a reason my comments don't show up ? There aren't any keywords that would get them automatically tossed – but they don't show up at all (so I'm pretty sure it's not someone who's quick on the "abuse" trigger).

    June 13, 2012 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  77. Way to go America!

    White loving Nazi's killed Americans by the thousands during WWII.

    So should Americans allow extremist Muslim terrorists the right to assemble and the free speech afforded racist Nazi's in the KKK??? They did kill far fewer Americans than the Nazi's!

    Stupid Americans..... Embracing the enemy.

    June 13, 2012 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  78. St. Xavier

    You call a spaid a spaid, whats the differance then the KKK is the KKK. They cover their faces an put on desses STRANGE PEOPLE now they want use to believe thier good people, Uncover your faces an put away the dresses an come out into the open world an be normal.

    June 13, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  79. TomCom

    People need to get over it. When whites brought blacks and Asians over to America for labor and let the border flood gates open for hispanics. There is no looking back. Live with it and quit whining!

    June 13, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  80. loverpoint

    KKK new slogan on their adopted highway reads; White Trash picking up Trash.

    June 13, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  81. Ralph in Orange Park, FL

    Those little pointy hats on the mileposts would have been so cute.

    June 13, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  82. sassysticks53

    "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."

    Translation: "The only thing that's changed about us is our name. You now know us as the GOP, the Tea Party and Fox News and we are here to take our country back from Latinos, Blacks and Barack Obama. We are not to be feared by God-fearing white people."

    Good luck with the new KKK!

    June 13, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • TomCom

      The Klan represents racial hatred. The majority of America wants nothing to do with them.

      June 13, 2012 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
      • Tomcom

        Exactly!!

        June 13, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
      • fintastic

        That's it, plain and simple!

        June 13, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reason Abel

      You are retarded. All you're doing is spewing the rhetoric of your liberal hypnotists. Not being concerned about race is by the same as racist. We simply choose not to focus on race as a political tool. I'm black and I cant stand Obama because his policies are horrible. It has nothing to do with race and to suggest otherwise is to admit your ignorance and arrogance. I would really suggest you take a look at the racist history of the democrat party. In fact, the KKK was started by democrats. If you don't believe me look it up. I dare you to educate yourself.

      June 13, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
      • cedar rapids

        then educate yourself and actuially acknowledge that the southern democrats that did this split from the main democrats and that to claim its the same dem party as today is disingenuous

        June 13, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  83. John Ross

    I suppose since the Black Panther Party and its various high profile members have been able to move from radical to mainstream activities and into politics, why can't the KKK?

    June 13, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Realist

      Black Panthers mainstream? What color is the sun on your world?

      June 13, 2012 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  84. Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

    Nobody says white people shouldn't be with white people or that they shouldn't be proud to be white! There's nothing wrong with that! The problem is when you spread racial hatred and resort to violence against people who don't look like you! That is a serious crime! God created a world of diversity and I believe the bible teaches us tolerance and stresses that we should love and respect all mankind and humanity! I don't believe the NAACP ever preached or encouraged blacks to go around burning crosses on white people's lawns or to go look for white people to lynch! Furthermore, I don't believe the black community ever gathered in large numbers to witness or celebrate the lynchings of white people! There are many white people in America who are proud to be white but they don't go around spreading racial hate and using fear mongering tactics to intimade people of color. I have a suggestion...why not lose the hood and the burning cross and be a part of the mainstream society like the rest of us? It may do you some good!

    June 13, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • roflcopter

      White is a color too.

      June 13, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  85. hypatia

    anyone who buys that should start looking into oceanfront property in Arizona.

    June 13, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  86. Liz

    Can't believe this is being discussed on CNN. Shame shame shame.

    June 13, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  87. Wrenn_NYC

    Catch up with the times.

    This has been the 'spin' for the past 10 years of so that I've heard it. The "We're not racist, we're into 'white pride'.'.

    It's spin and only spin. Attempting to avoid emotionally charged language, framing it all in what can be seen, and spun, as a 'positive' thing.

    And ignoring the negative connotations. And the negative things that people saying these things do.

    You can claim white pride all you like, and try to call it synonymous with 'black pride' or 'gay pride' except you forget that the two latter things at their root, originally, were and are attempts to bolster a undervalued minority group. Black pride, Gay pride, are a call to not be ashamed of being black or gay. The same cannot be said for the 'white pride' types.

    I refrained from asking the chippy my no ex was cheating on me with years ago (the one with 'Slave to Skin' tattooed across her shoulder blades) who had run with skinheads for part of her teens... and spouted 'white pride' while standing there... why she was ashamed of being white, that she was moved to join such and to spout 'white pride'... She, an adopted child with middle european features, sallow skin and dark eyes, long nose... white ancestry? possible. But perhaps not.

    Hell, I'm a redhead with blue eyes.
    And I'm 1/8th Blackfoot from one side, as well has having one of the algonquin tribes more dilute from the other.

    June 13, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  88. angryersmell

    I don't get to post my opinion, so f all of you and yours. All a meaningless waste of time.

    June 13, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  89. mat

    Can we get Rev Creflo Dollars group out there to pick up their own trash?

    June 13, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • KC

      Your comment was meaningless – go back to your coloring books

      June 13, 2012 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  90. LindaLuttrell

    My mother was 8 years old in 1920 when three men dressed in white sheets appeared on my grandmother's porch one night. They were looking for two black children who had taken watermellons from a farmer's field. My grandmother, whose Native ancestry was quite obvious, told them she had seen nothing. My mother had noticed a fancy pair of new shoes that one of the men was wearing. The heel creaked loudly when he stepped off the porch. That Sunday in the small Baptist church, the deacons were walking down the aisles taking up collections. My mother saw those shoes and heard the familiar creak at the same time. She said she had never been so afraid in all her life! She had almost bolted from the church, but grandmother held her still. After church, my grandmother reminded her that "a good Indian is a quiet Indian."

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

      LIAR

      June 13, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
      • jim

        you saw through her story too.

        they cant even lie well

        June 13, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • jim

      So your grandma ( a person of color) saw a crime committed by people of color and said nothing.
      wow ,so nothing has changed.

      BTW no farmer is gonna go ape%$#@ over a single watermelon, i call you a liar

      June 13, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
      • Joe

        Wow how stupid are you all, she was indian not black and indians did and still do attend chuch with whtes.

        You poeple are really ignorant and Jim you really need to go back to school, one that isn't tought in a barn by teachers wearing white capes and hoods. HA! HA!

        June 13, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • mat

      Not just a liar but a plageruist as well. (whoever you spell it lol)

      June 13, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • jim

      1920 and your granny went to a church with white folks lol

      gotta be real good to get away with bs, you need more practice

      June 13, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • KC

      Your story is so full of holes its ridiculous. First you fall back on the stereotypical 'black kids stole a watermelon' stupidity then you claim your 'Indian' mother was in a white church back in the days of segregation. What idiocy

      June 13, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • pattysboi

      Your grandmother was extremely BRAVE.

      June 14, 2012 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  91. jim

    LOOK AT THE CRIME STATS OF TODAY.
    WHY WOULD YOU THINK THEY WOULD BE ANY DIFFERENT FROM 100 YRS. AGO.

    BACK THEN THEY KNEW WHAT TO DO WITH RAPIST AND MURDERERS AND BELIEVE ME THEY HUNG FAR MORE WHITES THAN BLACKS

    June 13, 2012 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  92. Bethany

    We need to keep our races seperate or it will be the death of us whites. It breaks my heart when you see pretty young white girls walking around hand in hand with black guys. There are plenty of great white guys out their ladies! Also think of your mutt children and what they'll have to deal with!

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

      You don't need to say it, you need to prove it.

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

      laundry called, your sheets are ready

      June 13, 2012 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
    • phillipjpark

      People like you make are the reason why the world is a worst place. I'm 100% sure you have done nothing for society and your 'separtist' ideas are racist and wrong.

      June 13, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • mat

      Just let the gov take care of them when their children have no fathers. Not ur problem,

      June 13, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
      • skpfrmdc

        I would prefer any dad to you.

        June 13, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sally

      'your mutt children'?? It's people like you that make people of mixed race need to feel discriminated against! Sadly, white people and a pure race are a thing of the past. In a hundred years, white will be the extreme minority.

      June 13, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
      • jim

        imagine the cesspool our country will be by then

        June 13, 2012 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
    • mat

      Phillip to say u r 100% sure of anything makes u a liar.

      June 13, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • TomCom

      yea, or when you see J-lo or Jessica Alba with a white guy. It breaks hispanic mens hearts.

      June 13, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Melissa

      Bethany, you are a horrible person. How can you treat anyone that way? I'm white too, and people are just people. The color of their skin doesn't matter. It's how they behave that matters. And the KKK are by far worse than any black person I've ever met.

      June 13, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Mark P

      Thank you for identifying what the KKK is really all about. I hope nobody reports your post as "abuse", because it needs to be seen for what it is. I'm white, btw, and folks spouting racist "mutt" slurs, need to be seen, recognized for what they are, and face nothing but disdain from other whites like myself for your ignorance and self-deluded sense of superiority. People with that level of intolerance (of any race), btw, are, in my considerable experience, quite inferior to the majority of the populace (of ANY race). I'll take a Colin Powell or a Condi Rice or a Barack Obama over someone who calls mixed-race human beings "mutts" any day. (how far is that from "mud people"? At least you recognize THAT'S unacceptable... let's build on that progress!)

      June 13, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • KC

      Bethany – the world is moving toward inclusion, not segregation so you are a relic of the Past and should die off with the rest of the dinosaurs. You don't belong here anymore. Have you noticed that the poorer the person is the more they claim segregation is the way?? Irony!!

      June 13, 2012 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
    • skpfrmdc

      ...dress lightly when you die. It's hot down there.

      June 13, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • pattysboi

      Reported for obvious reasons.

      June 14, 2012 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  93. ObamaJoe

    Know yourself,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    Kick out the dark mind,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    Kiss the heaven,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    that's new KKK 🙂

    June 13, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  94. Dan

    A litmus test would be if they have simply moved their hatred to different groups, how do they feel about pride month? Or Transgenders in general?

    June 13, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  95. harold donaldson

    a kinder gentler kkk....yea, When the sun sets in the east and the shore swallows the tide, that will hapen

    June 13, 2012 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
    • loverpoint

      This is nothing more than a recruiting ploy, the numbers of the KKK have been dwindling over the years. This is the same method in which the SPIDER enticed the FLY into its parlor.

      June 13, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  96. Jay

    Jesus wasn't "white". Idiots....

    June 13, 2012 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
    • ObamaJoe

      He is an Arab ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,right ?

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

        No. He is a Semite (Jew). If you don't know Jews didn't become "white" until they tried to prove Jesus was white to intice the white barbarians overrunning Rome to join the Catholic church. They moved the church from Africa (the first Popes were African) and expelled the Orthodox for depicting Jesus as a man of color in icons. History has been distorted by european whites as a control mechanism for the uneducated masses. Whites of that ilk do not now and have never really adhered to the teachings of Christ (see golden rule). Hypocracy is the lynch pin of these types of orginization irregardless of there racial makeup.

        June 13, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  97. CT

    I am NOT trying to defend the KKK, but the idea that they "light" the cross instead of burning it is not new. That's what they've always said. A grew up in Missouri a few miles away from a town that had an active chapter and overheard members talking about "lighting the cross" as long ago as the early 90s.

    June 13, 2012 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Mark P

      Continuing to "light" the cross, when that act has become a notorious universally recognized symbol of hatred and violent racist repression, shows that it is not to show any respect to the God they purport to serve, but continues to have the same dark purpose it always did. When Nazi Germany was defeated, they didn't keep the nazi flag and in fact BANNED it and anyone supporting it permanently. Notorious symbols of wrongdoing, if embraced instead of repudiated, show that the intent still remains.

      June 13, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • skpfrmdc

      Oh. Well, all is forgiven.

      June 13, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      No, not as long ago as the early 90's!

      What the hell is that ancient history?

      June 13, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Jay

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

    WHAT?????? Sine WHEN we Amercia or should i say, THE UNITED STATES, ever "ALL WHITE"?
    It NEVER has been!

    June 13, 2012 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
    • loverpoint

      It was the greed of Southern Plantation owners that needed to import black slavery, and the greed of Railroad Barons that brought in Chinese, who usually killed their laborers instead of paying them. Just like todays Republican Greed, although they claim to be against illegal immigration they are the biggest employers of illegal mexicans.

      June 13, 2012 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  99. Realdirect

    Is the klan the face of Christianity?

    June 13, 2012 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Mark P

      No, it's the example we can point to, as to how religion can be abused for hateful ends. The KKK is to Jesus' message, as islamic extremists are to Muhammeds'... extreme views of any and every religion are used to justify evil action.

      June 13, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  100. jim

    FUNNY HOW WHEN THE TV NEWS REPORTS A RAPE ,ROBBERY OR MURDER NOBODY JUMPS TO THE CONCLUSION THAT THE PERP IS A KLAN MEMBER.

    what we do is assume its an african american AND FOR GOOD REASON

    SORRY PEOPLE FACTS DONT LIE

    June 13, 2012 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • annied

      Maybe *you* do, but intelligent people do not.

      June 13, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
      • jim

        no sweetie, realistic people do, you are blind to the facts and are a big part of the problem

        June 13, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Mark P

      Jimbo... nobody I know has ever jumped to a conclusion that the today-thankfully-inconsequential KKK committed a crime. EVER. You FEEL like others blame you for things the KKK hasn't done, but that is LITERALLY all in your head and in the heads of the few dozen ragtag members of the hater's club you hang out with, building up your fevered paranoia and using it to justify hatred of folks with skin darker than yours. My skin's as white as yours, and I repudiate your message utterly and apologize on behalf of non-hating whites for your hate message. Fortunately, non-hating whites far outnumber the hating ones!

      June 13, 2012 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • KC

      Jim, ok – lets use your facts. When we think of killings in schools do you thing white or black? When we think of scams that steal life savings from grandparents – do you think white of black? When you thnk of bank robberies do you think white or black? When you think meth lab – do you think white or black? when you think biker gang/prostution, do you think black or white? Both groups commits crimes but whites statistically outnumber others in those crimes and others like robbery, assault and domestic violence. Do your research and stop relying on fox news for all your information – LOL

      June 13, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
      • KC

        Jim there is no 'spin', you are relying on the 30 min news for your information. I looked up stats. give me your stats cause your opinion is only an opinion from a person with an agenda (you). Lets talk about prisons – you hear about blacks and latinos in HUGE numbers in prison and how bad their gangs are but did you know Whites outnumber both blacks and latinos as far as number of males incarcerated and they have the most violent gangs in the entire prison system? Did you know a female is 60% more likely to be raped by her white 'date' than a stranger? DId you know domestic violence is greatest in white homes – then latino – then black (asians under report based on cultural silences on the issue) The list goes on and on

        June 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • skpfrmdc

      Fact is you're an idiot.

      June 13, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
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