Tag: Kkk

Georgia Lawmaker: KKK 'not so much a racist thing'

The Ku Klux Klan “made a lot of people straighten up,” Georgia State Rep. Tommy Benton (R-Jefferson) said last week in an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Further, the Klan “was not so much a racist thing but a vigilante thing to keep law and order,” according to Benton. Benton,…

KKK Costume ‘Kind of Funny,’ Says Mayor’s Husband

By Sheryl Estrada A photo of the men posted on Facebook. Acceptable Halloween fun in Lahoma, Okla., includes dressing up like the Ku Klux Klan and holding torches. There are a few stipulations, though: you must be drunk, a “good ol’ boy” and have at least one member of the…

Famed Donut Chain Promotes ‘KKK Wednesday’

Publicity for decorating Krispy Kreme’s sweet doughnuts turned sour when a store inHull, England, used the abbreviation “KKK” to promote Krispy Kreme Klub Wednesday, to be held this week. The choice of abbreviation drew comparisons to the U.S. white-supremacist organization the Ku Klux Klan. After it was posted on the…

UNC Students Rally to Rename Building Honoring KKK Leader

By Julissa Catalan Students at one of the oldest public education institutions in the country think it’s time for their school to get on the right side of history. The Real Silent Sam Coalition—a student- and alumni-created organization that hopes “to create honest and public dialogue and provoke critical thought…