Reported by Tiara W.
Since the emancipation of African-Americans from slavery, a domestic terrorist organization was formed with a vision to restore white supremacy and maintain control of “pure” Americanism. This organization, named the Klu Klux Klan (KKK), was created with one solitary mission to fulfill its vision: To dismantle and destroy the Black community. They’ve bοmbed, lyñched, and shοt Black men, women, and children for decades. Their loyal connections in “higher places” have enabled them to perform many of these crimes without virtually any punishment.
Here are five facts you may not know about the KKK:
1. Their name means unity. It’s hard to imagine that a group of people who have wreaked havoc on another group of people believe in unity, but they do. The catch? They believe in “White unity,” so therefore Black people are revered as a threat to their unit. The organization’s name is derived from the greek word kuklos which means “a circle or band of brothers.”
2. Their name has a numeric correlation. According to Wikipedia.com, 33/5 is a number sequence mostly used by members of various factions of the Ku Klux Klan. The 33 signifies 3×11, eleven being the numerical placing of the letter “K” in the alphabet. Five is used to represent the fifth era of the Ku Klux Klan, or today’s era. This numerical symbol can be seen tattooed on members of various racist organizations affiliated with the KKK.
3. Virtually 100 percent of KKK members were Democrats. The KKK was once an organization filled with devout Democrats. Virtually 100 percent of the first Klan members in the South were registered Democrats. In Alabama, Mississippi ,and Louisiana the organization forged alliances with governors’ administrations, which gave them free range to commit heinous crimes against Blacks without any punishment.
4. Bοmbing was the organization’s trademark. In the 1950s, the KKK prided themselves on bοmbing the businesses, the homes, and even the churches of Black people. Their actions became so popular that the city of Birmingham began to take on the name “Bombingham” as a means of paying homage to the Klan.
5. The Klan also hated Jews and Catholics. While most of their energy was geared towards terrorizing African-Americans, Klan members also hated Jews and Catholics. The second emergence of the KKK was in Atlanta and the group’s primary focus was to maintain supremacy in politics and create more prohibition for Blacks, Jews and Catholics.