While reasonable, intelligent people are angry over the election of Donald Trump as president, some groups are celebrating it. One of them, obviously, is the Ku Klux Klan, which endorsed him and worked to get him elected. And the North Carolina chapter is planning a good ol’ hootenanny for it.
Wednesday morning an image went viral of people marching on a bridge in North Carolina. One person seemed to be wearing a white hood. The person posting the graphic claimed that it was a KKK march celebrating the Trump victory, but it turned out to be an image from way before the election and not of the KKK.
When Snopes contacted the Klan for comment about the viral image they seemed to have seen the image as motivation. On their website, The Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan announced an upcoming victory rally called the “klavalkade Klan parade” on Dec 3 to honor the electoral victory of Donald Trump. The Klan endorsed Trump in their newspaper just before the election.“Our goal is to help restore America to a White Christian nation, founded on God’s word,” the site says. They insisted, however, that they don’t want bad things to happen to non-whites. “We simply want to live separate from them … As GOD intended. (Lev.20:24-25)”
They outline the case against integration saying that the society is damaged when races mix. “We are not evil; hateful people as our enemies would have you believe,” the site continues. “We are common white people from all walks of life who have recognized the problems that our race is facing.”
As though you can’t be “common white people” and also be hateful, violent people. The people who owned slaves were all “common white people” too.