Tag: Ku Klux Klan

Is the 'Ku Klux Klowns' Lynching Display an Effective Protest

INDECLINE, an activist artist collective, created eight Ku Klux Klan effigies wearing clown costumes underneath KKK robes and hanged them from a single tree in Richmond’sJoseph BryanPark to protest white supremacy. An effigy wore a placard that read: “If Attacked By a Mob of Clowns, Go for the Juggler.” Richmond,…

Breitbart and the Alt-Right's Attempt to Go Mainstream

The campaign and subsequent election of President Donald Trump have made hate groups and words more mainstream. And Breitbart News seems to be attempting to assimilate, too. Steve Bannon, former head of Breitbart before being tapped as Trump’s chief strategist, previously described the publication as “the platform for the alt-right.”…

Mike Pence Declines to Call Former KKK Leader David Duke 'Deplorable'

GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence this week declined to call former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke “deplorable,” despite even his fellow Republicans urging him to do so. In an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Monday, Pence slammed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for referring to Trump supporters…

Trump Defends Roger Ailes' Sexual Assault: He 'Helped' Women

Over the weekend, Trump twice defended former Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes’ alleged sexual misconduct and then said “I guess” when asked if he would vote for a Democrat over a former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard for Senate. In an interview for Showtime’s “The Circus,” which was…

Klan Support for Trump Too Much for GOP to Bear

For many months, while Donald Trump spewed hatred against one group after another, his fellow Republicans stood by. He has insulted Latinos, Muslims, people with disabilities, women, journalists and others; he has thrown people out of his rallies, ejected reporters from his press conferences, threatened to punch people in the…

Trump Fears Alienating White Supremacist Voters

In what appeared to be a fear of alienating the xenophobic vote, Donald Trump on Sunday refused to denounceformer Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke and otherwhite supremacistgroupsthat are ferventlysupporting his campaign. During an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” Sunday morning, Tapper asked Trump…

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…