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The Ku Klux Klan – A Nationalist Organisation

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The Ku Klux Klan - A Nationalist Organisation The Ku Klux Klan called themselves a Nationalist organisation, and they wanted to make America a strong 100% 'pure American' country, and they said their aim was to: 'save and serve America' In other words they wanted to stop black people or immigrants taking over (saving America) ...read more.

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They wanted to preserve their culture, but the opponents of the Klan argued that all white people in America were immigrants as the only real native Americans were the 'Indigenous Indians'. The Declaration of Independence also opposed their views: 'All men are born equal and have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness' Anti-Klansmen also argued that if the Klan was 100% American, why did they choose a Greek name? ...read more.

Conclusion

They were in fact contradicting themselves. The KKK also claimed to be 'Defenders of Virtue' and acted for the 'Protection of White Womanhood', to try to excuse the terrible crimes they were committing. This was transparent to all the Klan's opponents however, as if 'all men are equal' why should white women be 'protected' when black women are flogged and murdered? ...read more.

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