Ku Klux Klan Research Paper

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The Ku Klux Klan The Ku Klux Klan has had a tremendous impact on American History. Throughout the three Klans, the overall ideology of White supremacy kept this group of people continuously committing prejudice acts for almost two centuries. In society today, the Ku Klux Klan may not be lynching, but is still revolting against anybody who is not of the “Aryan-race.” The evolution, structure, and impact of the Ku Klux Klan on American History has been divided into three different groups: the first, second, and third Klans. Although they have been contradicted throughout their entire history, the Ku Klux Klan is very persistent on their views and will not stop at anything to get their point across. In 1866, a few anti-Semitic war veterans…show more content…
The KKK did not think of the freed slaves as ever being freed, and they did not want them to have the ability to get better opportunities in society than White people because they were considered evil people. The second Klan was known to be one of the most violent groups created during American History. The organization would burn down churches that black people would attend, and would rape them as well. They would also remove the testicles from black men as a way to show them that they are always going to be the untouchables in society compared to everyone else who lived in America. The KKK did all of these heinous crimes, and they were barely stopped by law enforcement because usually the law enforcement would be clan members giving them the upper hand to have control over black people during 1915 to…show more content…
At first this Klan was very violent. They bombed African-American churches and the houses of civil rights activists in Birmingham. As time went on and the extreme racial discrimination died down, the Ku Klux Klan discontinued their attempts at murder and rape. Today, the KKK claims that they are helping with the protection of White peoples’ rights. Recently, there have been issues regarding gay marriage and immigration in the United States. This has caused many new Klans in other parts of the country to be formed. From 2005 to 2006, the amount of Klans and Klan members increased rapidly. In 2005, a Klan group by the name of The Empire Knights was formed in Florida. This group grew and moved into eighteen states. Large chapters and groups of the Empire Knights can be found in mostly Texas and the Midwest. Currently, there are about two hundred Klan groups across America

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