An Idaho man, Mark Eliseuson, a self-described white separatist, begin his holiday season by spreading hate, not joy, when he built an over-sized snowman in his yard complete with white KKK hood, dark eyes and a hangman's noose.
The Mississippi White Knights of the KKK plan to hold a protest rally before the LSU-Ole MIss football game. The protest concerns the Chancellor's decision to bar the band from playing a song that causes some to shout "The South shall rise again."
David Duke, former leader of a branch of the KKK has been ordered to leave the Czech Republic. This former Louisiana politician from Metairie and one-time candidate for Governor had been held in detention and is now been asked to leave.
For the most part the Ku Klux Klan is underground and dismissed by people in Louisiana. That’s in spite of newspaper hype. But it still evokes shock and awe as occurred when a woman was killed in late 2008.
Nothing like a representative expression of community sentiment, right at this moment. The KKK, founded after the Civil War, is obviously still fighting it. After the biggest possible expression of America’s mood in 2008, 1860 has dropped in.
Two Ohio State Patrol troopers have been canned from their jobs after one dressed up using crude props to imitate the KKK and the other took a picture of it. This happened the day before Martin Luther King Day.
In an interesting “twist of fate,” the building that is used for a store that sells merchandize that is deemed racist is owned by a black civil rights activist. As a result, the owner wants to close down the store.