Opinion | The KKK came to my town. But hate has no home here.


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SOURCE: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/08/30/kkk-came-my-town-hate-has-no-home-here/
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Summary

Ku Klux Klan.” Right below its website address (yes, the Klan has moved into the digital age) was this now familiar line: “Help make America great again” with a suggestion on how to do that: “Join the Loyal White Knights,” reportedly the largest active Klan group and one that participated in the 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.We’d had no advance warning — the Klan protesters didn’t apply for a permit — but their rally was really no surprise to many of us. “People dropped what they were doing — neighbors, shopkeepers, parents — just stopped and went to the courthouse to stand and be present and let the world know that the KKK, neo-Confederate, white supremacist message is just not going to be welcome here and it’s not part of our community.” A local therapist described the town’s response on Facebook: “Family and friends [were] trying to engage in dialogue with these cowards in hoods, trying to understand and maybe, inspire some love for our fellow humans.

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