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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.

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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.

dailymail.co.uk
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.

politico.com
Trump security’s use of force questioned
Testimony shows confusion, lack of procedures among Trump security aides. By KENNETH P. VOGEL

Donald Trump’s private security lacked basic procedures and policies — including for the use of force — giving guards free rein during the campaign and transition to physically confront protesters and journalists they found objectionable, according to hours of deposition transcripts in a civil lawsuit that were reviewed by POLITICO.

For instance, during a September 2015 protest outside Trump Tower, Trump security guard Gary Uher forcibly escorted a protester away from the building’s entrance because he believed — incorrectly — that the adjacent sidewalk was Trump’s property, according to his testimony. Uher said he was authorized by the campaign to use force to move the protesters, but in a separate deposition, Trump’s security director at the time, Keith Schiller, said Uher had no such authorization.

Yet Schiller, who joined Trump’s White House staff this month, explained that he decided to place his hands on Univision’s Jorge Ramos while ejecting him from an August 2015 press conference because Ramos was “not listening or not being cordial or respectful to Mr. Trump or his colleagues, because he spoke out of term (sic).”

And Trump Organization executive Matthew Calamari, to whom Trump testified in an affidavit he had delegated “full responsibility and authority for the hiring and supervision of all security personnel,” said the last time Trump’s operation produced a “security procedures” document was during the 1990s, and that it’s long been out of use. “I haven’t seen it in many, many years,” testified Calamari in his deposition. While he claimed that all of Trump’s security personnel are licensed as security guards by New York State, Uher, Schiller and another security official said in their depositions that they did not have such licenses when they responded to the September 2015 protest.

The sworn testimony was ordered in connection with a lawsuit brought in New York State court against the guards, the Trump Organization, the Trump campaign and Trump himself by participants in the September 2015 Trump Tower protest. The protesters claim they “were violently attacked” by Trump’s security “for the express purpose of interfering with their political speech.”

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