Tag: Ku Klux Klan

Descendants of Confederate General John B. Gordon Request His Monument Removed From Georgia State Capitol

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) The fight to remove Confederate monuments has only intensified over the last month of nationwide protests. Now, it’s not only protestors asking for these monuments to be removed but even the relatives of those who had monuments made in their memory. Advertisement AJC reports that 44 descendants of Confederate Gen. […]

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The Tulsa Race Massacre, Revisited

The lynch mobs that hanged, shot or burned African-Americans alive during the early 20th century sometimes varied the means of slaughter by roping victims to cars and dragging them to death. The killers who re-enacted this barbaric ritual in Tulsa, Okla., on June 1, 1921, committed one of the defining atrocities of the Tulsa Race […]

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Petition Calls for Dolly Parton to Replace Confederate Statues

As calls grow to rid the nation of Confederate memorials, another movement is rising to replace them with the likeness of an icon many feel represents the opposite of hatred and oppression: Dolly Parton. An online petition asking the Tennessee governor and legislators to erect statues of the trailblazing singer-songwriter in place of Confederate soldiers […]

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An Insatiable Rage

In the wake of the killing of George Floyd and the massive wave of protests that have swept the country and the world, New York State on Friday passed a package of policing reforms, banning chokeholds and opening police disciplinary records, among other things. After signing the bills into law, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said […]

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Man Who Drove Into Protesters Said He Was a K.K.K. Leader, Prosecutors Say

A man drove a vehicle into a group of protesters outside Richmond, Va., on Sunday, the authorities said, and identified himself as a leader of the Ku Klux Klan. Prosecutors said they were investigating the episode as a possible hate crime. The Henrico County Police Division said it received a call about the episode, which […]

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Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy?

The white supremacist who murdered nine black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C., five years ago dispensed with the fiction that the Confederate battle flag was an innocuous symbol of “Southern pride.” A murderer’s manifesto describing the killings as the start of a race war — combined with photos of the killer brandishing a pistol and a […]

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CEO’s White Supremacist Past Is Called Out Over Company’s Link To Law Enforcement

Source: Wally Skalij / Getty About a decade ago, Damien Patton co-founded the social media surveillance company Banjo, which has gone on to partner with law enforcement for lucrative surveillance system contracts. Although Patton and his company have become a sort of success story, due to much coverage of him being a teen runaway, the […]

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