Tag: Ku Klux Klan

Archived: 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.”…

Archived: 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…

Archived: 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…

Archived: 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,…