Ku Klux Klan

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School Sorry for KKK Skit

Was 'intended to identify and highlight the atrocities of the Ku Klux Klan'

(Newser) - A Philadelphia-area school district superintendent has apologized for a class skit in which students dressed in Ku Klux Klan-like outfits, calling the activity "inappropriate" and showing "poor judgment." Superintendent Richard Dunlap of the Upper Darby School District sent a message of apology to parents and the community... More »

KKK Leader: Request for Police Security Was Denied

He says he was told: 'We don't do that'

(Newser) - A Ku Klux Klan leader who was injured when his small group of demonstrators brawled with counter-protesters in a California park says he called police beforehand asking for security and was told, "We don't do that." Will Quigg tells the AP that he contacted the Anaheim Police... More »

Cops: KKK Members Arrested in Brawl Acted in Self-Defense

5 KKK members released after being attacked by California counter-protesters

(Newser) - A California Ku Klux Klan rally on Saturday ended with three anti-KKK protesters stabbed and five KKK members arrested. But Anaheim cops now say those five have been released after evidence shows they acted in self-defense, the Los Angeles Times reports. "The totality of the evidence, including videos, still... More »

The KKK Began Wearing Hoods for an Odd Reason

You can thank Hollywood, according to a new book

(Newser) - See someone in a white robe and hood, and what do you think? Klansman, of course, but apparently they didn't always dress that way. A new book titled Hood (Object Lessons) by Alison Kinney looks at the garment's history, from torturers to medieval clerics to Red Riding Hood—... More »

Citadel Cadets Pictured in KKK-Like Garb

Investigation is underway

(Newser) - The Citadel, South Carolina's military college, has begun suspension proceedings after a photo surfaced online showing cadets wearing white clothing and white hoods, WCIV reports. A woman posted on social media late Wednesday that she was approached by a man, who was unknown to her, on a few social... More »

Anonymous Releases Names of Alleged KKK Members

List includes nearly 400 names, plus email addresses and Facebook pages

(Newser) - Online activist group Anonymous released its promised list of alleged Ku Klux Klan members Thursday, Raw Story reports. And while the list doesn't include the promised 1,000 names , it does include the identities of nearly 400 people, plus email addresses, Facebook pages, and more, according to the Hill... More »

Okla. Mayor: Hubby's KKK Getup a 'Prank Gone Bad'

Husband dressed up in a white robe, made it look like cross was burning

(Newser) - Misty Meister was walking down a street in Lahoma, Okla., on Halloween night when she saw a group of adults wearing Ku Klux Klan robes and, she claims, burning a cross. She reported the incident—and though no charges were filed, it's making headlines because one of the people... More »

Hackers Threaten to Unhood KKK Members

Group says it has names of 1K Klansmen

(Newser) - This is the 21st century, and sticking a white hood over your head isn't enough to keep your identity secret, Anonymous has informed the Ku Klux Klan. The hackers have threatened to expose the identities of 1,000 KKK members as part of a battle against the group that... More »

New Texas Texts: Slavery Was 'Side Issue' of Civil War

It was mainly states' rights that was war's impetus, per state education standards

(Newser) - About 5 million Texas schoolchildren will get their hands on brand-new social studies textbooks when school starts up again, the Houston Chronicle reports—textbooks that USA Today says are "misleading, racially prejudiced, and, at times, flat-out false." The beef with the new primers: They're in keeping with... More »

20 Years After KKK Torched It, SC Black Church Burns Again

SC's Mount Zion AME Church is 7th black church to burn since Charleston

(Newser) - Yesterday the NAACP issued a series of tweets in response to the spate of black churches going up in flames across the South, calling for "black churches to take necessary precautions" and promoting the #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches hashtag. Hours later, the Mount Zion AME Church in Greeleyville, SC, became the seventh... More »

KKK Gets OK to Hold Pro-Flag State House Rally

Dylann Roof was 'heading in right direction,' group says

(Newser) - In what will probably be a greater blow to defenders of the Confederate flag than opponents, the Ku Klux Klan has received permission to hold a rally in support of the flag at the SC State House. Officials, who say any group can hold a rally if the State House... More »

Prison Workers Are in KKK, Plotted to Kill Inmate: Fla. AG

Alleged murder plot conjured after black inmate fought with one of the workers

(Newser) - Two current employees and one former worker with Florida's Department of Corrections aren't just accused of being Ku Klux Klan members—the state's attorney general says they're now also facing charges of plotting to kill a former inmate, the AP reports. Thomas Jordan Driver, 25, and... More »

Ku Klux Klan Sends Message to Selma

Fliers coincide with 50th anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday'

(Newser) - Civil rights supporters aren't the only ones making waves in Alabama—the Ku Klux Klan showed up, too, distributing fliers around Selma and Montgomery over the past two weeks, AL.com reports. The Loyal White Knights of the KKK's grand dragon, Robert Jones, says roughly 4,000 fliers... More »

KKK Raising Funds for Ferguson Cop

South-Carolina based group says 'most cops are cowards'

(Newser) - As Ferguson, Mo., recovers from another night of violence , a new voice has entered the debate over Michael Brown's shooting: the KKK's. The New Empire Knights of the Ku Klux Klan says its chapter in Missouri is gathering funds to support Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Brown... More »

KKK Drops Bags of Candy in SC Neighborhood

Klan says it wants to recruit new members to fight illegal immigration

(Newser) - Residents in a South Carolina neighborhood weren’t happy to find bags of candy outside their homes over the weekend—mainly because the Ku Klux Klan left them there, according to AP . The candy sacks discovered Saturday night and Sunday morning in an Oconee County subdivision each included a piece... More »

KKK Starts a Neighborhood Watch

'It's not targeting any specific ethnicity,' president assures

(Newser) - How comforting: Residents of a Pennsylvania neighborhood found fliers on their doorsteps Friday morning with a picture of a hooded KKK member and the words, "You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake!" Yes, after a number of break-ins in Fairview Township, the local chapter of the... More »

Talking With the KKK Shooter

A Jewish reporter recounts an interview 33 years ago

(Newser) - When he heard the name of the suspect in the Overland Park shooting , Robert Satloff writes that he "shuddered." Because Satloff had met and interviewed Glenn Miller (aka Frazier Glenn Cross) 33 years ago, he recounts in today's Washington Post . "Don't bring down no blacks... More »

Kansas City Shooting Suspect Charged With Capital Murder

Frazier Glenn Miller held on $10M bond

(Newser) - Kansas prosecutors filed state-level murder charges today against the white supremacist accused in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City. Frazier Glenn Cross has been charged with one count of capital murder for the deaths of a 14-year-old boy and his grandfather... More »

Kansas City Shootings Investigated as Hate Crimes

As hundreds gather to mourn 3 victims

(Newser) - The Justice Department, under Eric Holder's orders, will investigate whether yesterday's shootings at two Kansas City Jewish sites broke the federal hate crimes law, the AP reports. Holder today issued a statement on the shootings, which ended with three dead, allegedly at the hands of white supremacist Frazier... More »

Ex-KKK Leader Is Jewish Center Shooting Suspect

Frazier Cross, 73, arrested in Kansas City shootings

(Newser) - The suspect accused of shooting three people dead at two Kansas City-area Jewish sites has been identified as a former "grand dragon" of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. The Southern Poverty Law Center , which tracks hate groups, says 73-year-old Frazier Glenn Cross has a long history... More »

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