The white supremacist organization the Ku-Klux-Klan, will now open its membership to Jews, African Americans, Hispanics and gay people.
The notoriously racist white-supremacist group has decided to undergo a re-branding to expand its reach and mission. They will leave behind their legacy of burning crosses, lynching African Americans and committing other horrific racist attacks.
John Abarr, a KKK leader from Montana, is founding a new branch of the KKK called the Rocky Mountain Knights which would encourage more diversity.
The requirements for prospective members of the new Klan are that you are 18, and live in the Pacific Northwest. Oh, and they will still have to wear the white hoods…
“The KKK is for a strong America,” Abarr told The Great Falls Tribune. “White supremacy is the old Klan. This is the new Klan.”
Despite this supposed re-branding, all members of Albarr’s “Rocky Mountain Knights” will have to wear the KKK’s traditional white robes, masks, and pointed hats– a uniform that historically conjured images of hate, persecution and terror.
It is unclear how many members this new sect of the KKK has.
When the KKK was first founded in 1865, after the American Civil War, they called for the purification of society and the elimination of non-white races.
Today the Klan doesn’t have as much influence in American society as it used to, but is estimated that more than 5,000 Americans claim membership to about 150 different Klan groups in the United States.
Can’t they just start another type of organization, and call it something else?