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  • Without Sanctuary: Mementos of Lynching

    06/21/2011 7:00:02 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 30 replies
    In the decades after the Civil War, segregationists practiced a uniquely American form of terrorism against black citizens. A wrenching exhibit in London reminds us that such executions were often treated as celebrations. Warning: These images (at the link) are disturbing! 1 and 2 of 12 Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith Aug. 7, 1930 Marion, Ind. Inscribed in pencil on the inner, gray matte: "Bo pointn to his niga." On the yellowed outer matte: "klan 4th Joplin, Mo. 33." Flattened between the glass and double mattes are locks of the victims' hair. The images from "Without Sanctuary" depict in graphic...
  • George Stephanopoulos defends the Terrorist Wing of the Democratic Party

    06/13/2011 2:05:58 PM PDT · by vadum · 3 replies
    Michael Zak ^ | June 10, 2011 | Michael Zak
    George Stephanopoulos defends the Terrorist Wing of the Democratic Party Tuesday on ABC, George Stephanopoulos interviewed Ann Coulter about Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America. The former Bill Clinton staffer tried to deny Coulter's very truthful assertion that the Ku Klux Klan was Democrat. Stephanopoulos cannot change the fact that the KKK was Democrat. It's even worse than that. As explained in Back to Basics for the Republican Party, the Ku Klux Klan was the Terrorist Wing of the Democratic Party. In recounting the heroic heritage of the GOP compared to the horrid heritage of the Democrats, Coulter's...
  • P.J. O’Rourke: “We May Have To Shoot Democrats”

    06/06/2011 5:55:13 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 58 replies
    Weekend Libertarian ^ | June 7, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    I’ll keep this short. I’m against gun control. Why? We tried it in Australia. By punishing law abiding citizens, we empowered criminals. Australia was safer in the 1950s when guns were treated as tools. But I digress. Here’s another unique pro-gun argument made by the satirist P.J. O’Rourke in 2010’s Don’t Vote! It Just Encourages The B******s (page 165, if you must know): Gun ownership is crucial to the preservation of American freedoms. We may have to shoot Democrats. It happened in 1861 and it could happen again. Just kidding. Sort of. But there are other important arguments in favor...
  • Westboro Baptist Church vs. the Ku Klux Klan

    05/31/2011 1:18:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    WTSP ^ | May 31, 2011
    Members of the controversial church that says the deaths of American soldiers are God's way of punishing the United States for tolerating gays and lesbians reportedly met some opposition Monday from a controversial group that says the white race is being "denigrated." The Knights of the Southern Cross, a Virginia group that claims to be affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan, squared off against the Westboro Baptist Church outside Arlington National Cemetery hours before a Memorial Day service attended by President Obama, CNN reported Monday. The church gained national prominence after winning a Supreme Court ruling in March that said...
  • ‘Defund “Klanned” Parenthood’ campaign will cover Planned Parenthood with white sheets

    05/04/2011 4:54:00 PM PDT · by Diago · 31 replies
    Florida Independent ^ | | 05.02.11 | 2:35 pm | Ashley Lopez
    "will cover the entire lawn of Planned Parenthood with white sheets, a longtime symbol of the KKK" In a press conference held on Saturday, Christian Defense Coalition Director Rev. Patrick Mahoney — the anti-abortion activist behind last month’s KKK-invoking rally in front of House Speaker Rep. John Boehner’s office — announced that he is starting a national campaign called “Defund ‘Klanned’ Parenthood.” # A press release circulated by Mahoney last week says the group will also stage a protest outside a Planned Parenthood in Washington, D.C., and “as part of their public witness against the racist roots of Planned Parenthood,...
  • Police may issue further charges in racism investigation at Alta High

    05/01/2011 9:55:06 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 38 replies
    KSTu (Fox 13, Salt Lake City) ^ | April 29, 2011 | Aaron Vaughn
    SANDY, Utah—Canyons School District released their findings Friday to police in their racism investigation at Alta High. Sandy Police say there could be more criminal charges beyond what has been issued against three students so far. "There's always a concern when you have allegations of hate and you always want to make sure, especially children and kids feel safe in their environments and the school’s a place where they should always feel safe," says Sandy Police Sgt. John Arnold. Arnold says for a while police presence at the school was increased because tensions were running so high over the alleged...
  • KKK pulled into Ga. debate on immigration

    04/26/2011 6:30:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Atlanta Business Chronicle ^ | April 26, 2011 | by Carla Caldwell
    Things are getting nastier across Georgia in the debate on illegal immigration. Now, a group based out of Philadelphia has arrived in Atlanta equating the legislature’s support of a new tough immigration bill Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to sign into law as something the KKK would support, reports Atlanta Business Chronicle broadcast partner WXIA-TV. The organization helping organize the banner campaign in Georgia is called "The Diversity Projekt," based in Philadelphia. An Atlanta volunteer pushing the effort told WXIA late Monday she does not think all supporters of HB87 are KKK sympathizers. The primary sponsor of the illegal immigration...
  • 'Birth of a Nation' (Classic Movie) on TCM

    04/11/2011 4:57:45 PM PDT · by Lucius Cornelius Sulla · 19 replies
    Turner Classic Movies | April 11, 2011 | Self
    'History Written in Lightning' -- Woodrow Wilson. On TCM tonight at 8PM for more than 3 hours.
  • Former Klansman Seeks Political Office in Florida…as a Democrat

    03/26/2011 11:10:44 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 26 Mar 2011 | Emily Esfahani Smith
    John Paul Rogers, a 70-year old Floridian, wants to run for mayor of a small Florida town called Lake Wales. Just one problem: the democratic mayoral candidate is a former Klansman. Not only was Rogers a Klansman, but he was a leader in the United Klans of America, which was arguably the most violent of the Klan organizations says Florida local and Klan history expert Darryl Paulson: Paulson, a USF professor, who is an expert in the Klan, points to a case in which two Klansman with the United Klans of America were convicted of attacking 19-year-old Michael Donald in...
  • (Former) KKK leader, mayoral candidate speaks

    03/23/2011 6:54:21 PM PDT · by reefdiver · 5 replies
    wtsp.com ^ | March 23rd, 12:25 pmDEMOCRAT | Tammie Fields
    But Darryl Paulson, a USF professor, who is an expert in the Klan, points to a case in which two Klansman with the United Klans of America were convicted of attacking 19-year-old Michael Donald in 1981 in Mobile, Alabama. Donald was beaten up and his throat was cut.
  • Former KKK leader, mayoral candidate speaks

    03/23/2011 12:54:09 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 12 replies
    WTSP ^ | 03/23/2011 | Tammie Fields
    Lake Wales, Florida - A mayoral candidate in Lakes Wales is speaking out about his involvement with the Klan. 70-year-old John Paul Rogers wants to become the next mayor of Lake Wales, but critics say he could have a tough time bringing the town together because he's a former member of Ku Klux Klan. Rogers, who is currently a commissioner, spoke with 10 News Tuesday afternoon and says, "I'm not running for the Klan for Grand Dragon." That's because Rogers has already had that title.
  • NC Senate weighs Reconstruction governor's pardon

    03/22/2011 3:50:00 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/22/11 | GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press
    North Carolina's present-day lawmakers are deciding whether to pass judgment on a decision by their Reconstruction-era predecessors 140 years ago to impeach and kick out a governor whose chief offense stemmed from stopping Ku Klux Klan violence during the turbulent years after the Civil War. In a move that could compel legislators to confront the state's racist past, the Senate wants to debate this week a resolution pardoning the late Republican Gov. William Woods Holden, who became the first governor removed from office in the United States on March 22, 1871. Holden's impeachment took place months after Democrats — the...
  • On Ash Wednesday, remember it is "for freedom, Christ has set us free"

    03/10/2011 9:45:07 AM PST · by bkaycee · 15 replies
    It’s true that Lent is one of the earliest church traditions. But it’s also one of just a handful of such “traditions.” Most of these are really just practices, which in fact are no longer practiced. Yves Congar, in his “The Meaning of Tradition,” (and derived from his scholarly “Tradition and Traditions” and a textbook for Roman Catholic seminarians), provides a list (pg. 37) of some of the traditions that can be traced to the early church: -- The Lenten fast (Irenaeus, Jerome, Leo) -- Certain baptismal rites (Tertullian, Origen, Basil, Jerome, Augustine) -- Certain Eucharistic rites (Origin, Cyprian, Basil)...
  • Barbour won't denounce Confederate license plate

    02/16/2011 10:22:42 AM PST · by Artemis Webb · 55 replies
    AP ^ | 021511 | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
    JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Tuesday he won't denounce a Southern heritage group's proposal for a state-issued license plate that would honor Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, who was an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan. Barbour is a potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate. Questioned by reporters Tuesday after an energy speech in Jackson, Barbour said he doesn't think Mississippi legislators will approve the Forrest license plate proposed by the Mississippi Division of Sons of Confederate Veterans.
  • 150 Years ago today - Jefferson Davis was elected President of the Confederate States of America.

    02/09/2011 3:42:15 PM PST · by central_va · 243 replies · 1+ views
    on this day ^ | Feb 9th, 2011 | on-this-day
    Davis was informed the next day.
  • Artwork with Confederate flag removed in Ga.

    02/04/2011 12:51:54 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 4, 2011
    OAKWOOD, Ga. (AP) -- A college president in Georgia says she ordered an instructor's painting that featured a Confederate flag removed from a faculty art exhibit. The Athens Banner-Herald reports the flag was superimposed on images including a hanged black man and a hooded Ku Klux Klansman.
  • "Progressive" Rallyists Call for Lynching of Clarence Thomas

    02/03/2011 9:45:37 PM PST · by Kartographer · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/2/11 | ChristianHartsock
    Demonstrators at "progressive" rally in Palm Springs call for Clarence Thomas be hanged, stringed up, tortured, sent back to the fields, etc. "Uncloaking the Kochs" rally sponsored by Common Cause, AFFCE, The Ruckus Society, 350, Greenpeace, Code Pink, the Progessive Democrats of America, and others. Staged outside venue of Koch Brothers conference in Palm Springs.
  • Margaret Sanger on Her Speech the Ku Klux Klan

    12/03/2004 8:06:39 PM PST · by Diago · 24 replies · 6,549+ views
    Sanger's account of her talk to the Ku Klux Klan Given Margaret Sanger's preoccupation with race (see previous article), it should come as no surprise to anyone that Sanger would accept an invitation to give a speech to an organization that also has a preoccupation with race - the Ku Klux Klan. Not only did Sanger accept the invitation, but the excerpt below from her own 1938 autobiography indicates the she got along quite well with members of a New Jersey branch of the Ku Klux Klan, eventually getting a "dozen invitations to speak to similar groups." Perhaps this is...
  • Fight over who gets to drink 'good beer' leads to arrest of former KKK leader, son in rural Florida

    12/24/2010 7:44:24 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 10:08 a.m. Friday, Dec. 24, 2010 | Susan Jacobson
    A fight over who gets to drink the "good beer" led to the arrest of a former Ku Klux Klan leader and his son in rural east Osceola County, the Sheriff's Office said. Troy Hixon, 45, his girlfriend, another woman and his father, George Hixon, 73, were drinking Wednesday night when Troy Hixon threw his girlfriend down and began shooting into the ground near her, a sheriff's report states. George Hixon served time in federal prison in the late 1980s for possessing an unregistered machine gun. When drug agents searched his home at the time, they found evidence that he...
  • Fight over 'good beer' leads to arrest of former KKK leader, son (Floriduh)

    12/23/2010 2:31:21 PM PST · by inflorida · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 23, 2010 | Susan Jacobson
    A fight over who gets to drink the "good beer" led to the arrest of a former Ku Klux Klan leader and his son in rural east Osceola County, the Sheriff's Office said. Troy Hixon, 45, his girlfriend, another woman and his father, George Hixon, 73, were drinking Wednesday night when Troy Hixon threw his girlfriend down and began shooting into the ground near her, a sheriff's report states.George Hixon served time in federal prison in the late 1980s for possessing an unregistered machine gun. When drug agents searched his home at the time, they found evidence that he was...