The secret society of Ku Klux Klan

ku klux klanSynonymous of racial aggression, Ku Klux Klan (KKK) is the name that various organizations have adopted in the United States, promotes the supremacy of the white race, anti-Semitism, racism, anti-Catholicism, homophobia, and nativism. Among their methods are terrorism, violence and intimidation as the burning of crosses, to oppress their victims.

Was founded in late 1865 by Confederate Army veterans in the U.S., after the War of Secession, wanted to resist Reconstruction. The organization quickly adopted violent methods to achieve their goals. However, there was a reaction soon led the organization to decline.

The name of the Klan was composed with the fusion of Greek kuklos (circle). Captain Kennedy said klan (clan) in memory of the ancestral family groups, as they all had Scottish ancestry. The founders decided to write clan with K, to give more visibility to the organization. They liked the rhythmic sound of words, and decided to separate Kuklos in two words, changing the 'o' of Kuklos by 'u' and the 's' most shocking end for a 'x'.

the Ku Klux KlanInitially, it was a humorous organization that was dedicated to performing charades and rituals in which the victims were humiliated. The Ku Klux Klan was conceived as a social club where young people can find fun and entertainment. Members made nocturnal excursions to the town of Pulaski, dressed in sheets and masks, pretending to be ghosts to frighten (or amused) to the population. Facing the period of Reconstruction in the United States after the Civil War, the KKK hardened their activities, and devoted himself to oppress the carpetbaggers, to the scalawags, and the newly freed slaves. On conservative and supportive of the Democratic Party to slavery made many of its members seek to belong to the KKK. Also informally, the Klan repudiated the Republican Party.

Having emerged in early 1900 in the Second World War began to decline again, because some prominent members of the Klan staged scandals supporting Nazi Germany.

The Ku Klux KlanThe Ku Klux Klan still exists in the form of isolated groups of supporters, who probably do not spend a few thousand. In 2002, a report "Extremism in America," Anti-Defamation League wrote: "... today there is such a Ku Klux Klan. Fragmentation, decentralization and decline have continued uninterrupted." However, they also point out that "the need to justify the discontent persists and is unlikely to disappear, regardless of how low you get the luck of the Klan"

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