Wednesday, March 20, 2019
The KKK or Ku Klux Klan was founded in 1866 in Pulaski, Tennessee by former colleague Soldiers. Some of the founders of this organization consisted of Captain John Lester, Major James Crowe, and Richard reed instrument to name a few. Their main target at the time was blacks and either(prenominal) white person that stood with them. The Ku Klux Klan was the head of the racism movement in America. beingness a hate group among minorities, they made them live in little terror day in and day out. The KKK was the most feared group of people in the 1860s. The Ku Klux Klan is better known for their bizarre costumes. They wore white robes with tall cone wrought hats that would cover their whole face except for their eyes, which was cut out. Even to this day, they keep abreast the same dress code as they did when the organization was founded in 1866. around 1920, the Ku Klux Klan started to burn wooden crosses in the yards of black residents in hopes they would instill copious fear tha t they would leave. The Ku Klux Klan also had billets that each member would hold. In 1866, when the Ku Klux Klan was founded, Nathan Bedford Forrest was the Grand adept of the Empire or also known as Imperial Wizard. new(prenominal) than his military gravel, he was not well educated, did not have experience in leading some(prenominal) type of people, and died not to long after the Ku Klux Klan was founded. The Ku Klux Klan Act was passed in 1871, which allowed the congress to arrest or prosecute any acts of violence that were held by the Ku Klux Klan or any form of terrorism against any individual. The Ku Klux Klan was declared unconstitutional in 1882 by the United States Supreme Court. Unfortunately, Ulysses S. assigning did not enforce the law due to many factors much(prenominal) as finances and it being difficult to prosecute a... ...icas history. Some see it as racism and hate among the KKK. Others like, the white supremacy groups, other KKK members, Neo-Nazis, and othe rs that support and attend in their footsteps. One cant help but to consider about their ulterior motives. The KKK claims they are not racist but do not want African Americans, Hispanics, and any other look sharp to cooperate their alliance. Some of the KKK groups say they love but do not hate, but they hate gays, bi-racial relationships, and we will be dammed to hell if we practice in such behaviors. They practice in what they believe in and that is making whites the superior race and although in the eyes of millions of Americans, it is wrong because we are supposed to accept everyone as they are. Regrettably, they believe only whites should exist, which sadly is protected in their constitutional rights of liberty of speech and expression.