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Was the kkk formed in order to protect whites from freed slaves on a rampage? How about Jim Crow Segregation?

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  • larry1
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    1 year ago
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    Yes, partly, and if that was the only reason and that's all the Klan did no one would have had a problem. But protecting whites from revenge of freed blacks soon became 'just an excuse' and the Klan's 2nd reason for being...maintaining white power and domination in the new society became the real reason.

    Protecting whites came along first but even early on it was only 30% of what the Klan did, 70% was terrorizing blacks to 'keep them in their place', and the protecting percentage went down quickly in just a few years to near zero, while terrorizing went up to 99%.

    Jim Crow legislation was similar but sought to keep blacks 'in their place' legally by denying them democracy and a share in political power.

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  • Chris
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    Watch the short film "Graven Image" which describes the background of the KKK in the course of telling the story of the Confederate memorial carving on Stone Mountain Georgia.

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  • Athena
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Actually those are two different things.

    For example, the Jim Crow laws were passed to break up the progressives in the late 19th century. Poor farmers and "Blacks" were banding together to fight the wealthy liberal elite form the North East.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    No.

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  • 1 year ago

    The first organization was formed during the Reconstruction era because they unjustly believed that blacks would greatly have power over whites, despite the fact the freed slaves wanted to be treated as equals, nothing more, nothing less. Much of the KKK members feared that blacks were not just inferior, but that they would intermingle with white people and felt such thing would threaten the white race. They later died out because of the constant intervention by federal troops and the members being tried for violating the civil rights of freed slaves.

    The second organization was formed in 1915 due to the racist film "Birth of a Nation" that came out the same year and in mainly in response to the waves of immigration from southern and eastern Europe into the urban centers of the Northeast and Midwest, rather than just being against blacks and Asians. This KKK was extremely anti-Catholic and anti-Jewish, which most of the Southern and Eastern European immigrants were comprised off and were taking jobs that the organization felt should have belonged to the protestant-majority Americans. They felt their faith or unskilled background made these immigrants undesirables in the U.S., feeling they would eliminate American culture and the way of life altogether.

    The third and final organization was formed during the Civil Rights Movement, which involved terrorizing civil rights activists, both black and white (many of them from the North), in the South.

    Nowadays, they're less than 5,000 members, as the vast majority of mainstream America rejects racism and bigotry as a disgusting reminder how racism torn this country apart.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    The foundation of the kkk comes from the bible and the message is segregation of the races, not a popular narrative.

    They are irrelevant and powerless nowadays.

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  • 1 year ago

    Republicans only call blacks lazy because they stopped working for free.

    • Lv 6
      1 year agoReport

      Because thats obviously true for all republicans and has everything to do with the question.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    The KKK was founded by Democrats wanting power.

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Both those things were organized by low and unskilled white workers who feared job competition from newly freed slaves. Like most things it was economic in nature.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Partly the reason. Many orginal KKK members were ex-confederate soldiers who were angry that they lost the war.

    • They weren't really angry at the blacks, they just felt a strong hatred for the Unionists.

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