Ku Klux Klan

American white supremacy group

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The Ku Klux Klan, commonly called the KKK or the Klan, is an American white supremacist hate group. The Klan has existed in three distinct eras at different points in time during the history of the United States. Each has advocated extremist reactionary positions such as white nationalism, anti-immigration and—especially in later iterations—Nordicism and anti-Catholicism. Historically, the Klan used terrorism—both physical assault and murder—against groups or individuals whom they opposed. All three movements have called for the "purification" of American society and all are considered right-wing extremist organizations. In each era, membership was secret and estimates of the total were highly exaggerated by both friends and enemies.

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The wife of a Ku Klux Klan leader in Missouri admitted Friday to the 2017 murder of her husband after initially saying that her son was the murderer.
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Malissa Ancona is sentenced to life in jail for shooting her husband, Frank, in Missouri.
22 hours ago • BBC News
Surveillance footage from downtown Lafayette, obtained by the J&C, shows a man distributing bags of Ku Klux Klan propaganda early Tuesday morning.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 3 days ago

Mississippi federal Judge Carlton Reeves also assailed the Trump administration for lack of diversity in judicial appointments.
Credit: USATODAY.com - Published 1 week ago

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