The Ku Klux Klan is officially having a rally to celebrate Trump’s victory

According to the News & Observer, the Loyal White Knights of the Pelham, North Carolina-based KKK will host a public parade for Trump on Dec. 3, though an exact time and location have not yet been posted. Oren Segal, director of the Center on Extremism at the Anti-Defamation League, offered a measured message about white supremacy extremists in America.


January 7th 1923: Rosewood massacre ends

On this day in 1923, the Rosewood massacre ended in the Florida town after raging for a week. The violence began on January 1st, the day after a Ku Klux Klan rally was held in the area. It started when a white mob descended on the predominantly black town in response to a rumour that a black Rosewood man had sexually assaulted a white woman. The group of over 400 whites attacked African-Americans who they believed were involved, torturing people for information and targetting a family home. They then rampaged throughout the town burning buildings to the ground, including houses and churches. The black residents were forced to hide in the nearby swamps until they were evacuated to other towns, leaving Rosewood completely deserted in the wake of the violence. The carnage ended on January 7th when the mob burned the last structures and there were no black residents in Rosewood remaining. The final death toll was officially six blacks and two whites killed, but according to witnesses closer to thirty African-Americans died. A white jury decided there was insufficient evidence and none of those involved were ever charged for their role in what was erroneously portrayed as a ‘race riot’. In 1994, almost seventy years after the event, the Florida legislature passed a bill that gave each of the nine remaining survivors of the massacre $150,000 in compensation. While it is not enough to provide justice for the Rosewood victims and survivors, the 1994 law ended decades of refusal to come to terms with the horrors committed at Rosewood.

“It has been a struggle telling this story over the years, because a lot of people don’t want to hear about this kind of history … It’s a sad story, but it’s one I think everyone needs to hear”
- Lizzie Jenkins, descendant of a Rosewood survivor

This right here is peak-level “let’s here the other side,” while wording it as if their beliefs are any different than before. The KKK and their apologists (along with other white supremacist groups) will use this to defend themselves. Nothing like assisting the Ku Klux Klan in their attempts at rebranding in order to appeal to a larger audience. They’re taking a page right out of the white nationalist/alt-right name swap. Let’s be clear, the KKK will never disavow white supremacy, don’t let them create a false image of what they are.

Members of the Ku Klux Klan hide their identity because they don’t want people to know that they are people who have roles in your societal life such as doctors, police, or politicians. Only somebody guilty or coward would hide their identity. The Black Panther Party showed their faces while taking actions. They knew that there is nothing to hide if you’re standing for justice and protecting your people.

Ku Klux Klan plans North Carolina 'victory' rally for Trump
The Ku Klux Klan have revealed plans on its website to stage a victory parade in North Carolina in December to celebrate Donald Trump's shock presidential success. The parade is being organised by the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and is set to take place on December 3 in Pelham - a city at the North Carolina and Virginia border.

Well done Trump voters…especially the closeted ones. May your souls rot in hell.

A&E cancels ‘Escaping the KKK’ reality show starring Klan members

A&E says it will be canceling its documentary series Escaping the KKK, a show about Klansmen allegedly seeking to leave the hate group, after it discovered the series’ producers paid participants for access, Variety reported on Saturday. In a statement, A&E wrote “cash payments — which we currently understand to be nominal — were made in the field to some participants in order to facilitate access. While we stand behind the intent of the series and the seriousness of the content, these payments are a direct violation of A&E’s policies and practices for a documentary.” Read more.