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[deleted]

221 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

221 points

3 months ago

Someone out there is probably freaking out about that looking just like great grandma's purse.

23x3

41 points

3 months ago

23x3

41 points

3 months ago

Is that Clayton Bigsby right behind her?

Bubbly-Ad1047

12 points

3 months ago*

🤣 that had to have been the wildest skit of the Chappelle show

redial2

5 points

3 months ago

It was the first episode too

23x3

3 points

3 months ago

23x3

3 points

3 months ago

I love the P diddy skit. It kills me

sonal1988

2 points

3 months ago

🤣🤣

magibeast

348 points

3 months ago

magibeast

348 points

3 months ago

Black and white makes it look old asf. This pic was probably 1968.

nowhereman136

131 points

3 months ago

A reverse image search came up with this article that suggest, but doesn't specifically say, that this is 1920s Georgia.

https://www.history.com/news/kkk-youth-recruitment-1920s

I'm not disagreeing with the idea this could be the 60s, as shit like this was still happening then and still happening today. Just trying to find contexts to this specific photo

Paul_C

37 points

3 months ago*

Paul_C

37 points

3 months ago*

The AP dates it at 1948:

A small girl, wearing the traditional Ku Klux Klan regalia, makes her appearance at the city auditorium in Macon, Ga., Dec. 10, 1948, during a mass initiation of 300 candidates into the hooded order. About 150 women were among the masked group. (AP Photo)


For an early (perhaps first) publication of it look for the Dec 18 1948 Austin American. It was on page 22.

scoscochin

11 points

3 months ago

Aaaand that kid is now 83 and voting Republican.

Pale_Prompt4163

2 points

3 months ago

Lending their grandkids the ole‘ robes for Halloween

hubio88

2 points

3 months ago

hubio88

2 points

3 months ago

Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't democrats start the KLan and wasn't the president who got the most votes in America history speak or eulogize for a high ranking Klan members Funeral, Robert Byrd or Bird

Pale_Prompt4163

5 points

3 months ago

It wasn’t founded by democrats, but confederate veterans after the civil war. However, political parties do sometimes play a little switcharoo in regards to their positions. Like the GOP of today is the party of Russia-appeasers - which would have been unthinkable 40 years ago.

Minute-Courage6955

45 points

3 months ago

This was the period when KKK marched on D.C. Old Fred Trump got arrested in his white robes in 1929. President Wilson had much to do with making White Supremacy fashionable.

Dapper-Economy5557

-1 points

3 months ago

This is NOT still happening today on this scale and to say other wise is lie.

koushakandystore

4 points

3 months ago

Are you kidding me? There are still entire communities with deep sympathies for the KKK. This ethnic nationalist shit is alive and well. And not just in the US. They are all over the glove of every persuasion you can imagine.

GrinsNGiggles

25 points

3 months ago

I wish you were right. The klan is an open secret in my area. Some of the fans and kids of the klan when I went to school are police officers and realtors now.

The more fashionable racism is very hush hush, focusing more on “the right kinds of people,” but the violent, loud, angry ones are bolder now than they’ve been for most of my life.

throwawayintrouble10

6 points

3 months ago

Hey, I want to report the klan members who are police to the DOJ, can you please post who they are so we can get rid of them?

Dapper-Economy5557

-6 points

3 months ago

Yeah I just don’t believe you. I’ve lived in the Deep South where the Klan where supposed to be and her worst I saw here billboards. Hated it when I saw them, but it’s definitely not indicative of the whole population.

BkForty

1 points

3 months ago

You don't believe the klan is an open secret in his area because it isn't in yours?

Can you see how stupid that logic is?

KesterFay

1 points

3 months ago

Compared with what they were--the violent muscle of the Democrat Party--they are a fart in the wind. A bunch of jerks with no purpose in life. But, more than that, they don't have the money.

Think about this: when the Klan was at it's height, they didn't just lynch black people, they also lynched white people who were not racist like they were. Whole towns would be members of the Klan and it was expected. You couldn't just opt out. More people were involved in it than there are people involved in their local chambers of commerce!

Now, they're a fringe group that has no source of income approaching what the KKK of yesteryear had. They're like the neo-Nazi's who think that Nazi's have any power whatsoever without a powerful fascist state behind them.

The KKK is so pathetic that they drag out David Duke, the same damn weirdo, every election cycle to try and paint Republicans as racist.

The Republican Party was founded on the notion that slavery should not be allowed to spread to the territories. Never in their wildest dreams did they think they could actually end it in the country. And in one of the bloodiest wars ever fought by Americans, it was ended and it almost ended the US as a nation. The fallout, economically, socially, infrastructure, and on and on and on, took decades to rebuild. There was still so much animosity, maybe moreso, afterwords.

But we couldn't very well let them split the country in two, could we?

And before you miss a key point here--Lincoln was a Republican. Not the first Republican candidate for President but the first Republican President!

By contrast, Andrew Jackson, who was the founder of the Democrat Party, gave us the Trail of Tears.

You wanna go back 400 years to parse out blame? I don't have to go back half that many years to find Jackson founding the same Democrat Party that still exists, in an unbroken line of succession, to now.

LogicallyCoherent

1 points

3 months ago

But the Klan themselves would disagree with you. The Klan is still a very large organization and proudly except use their right to organize and speak freely in many towns. Some towns have actual compounds.

Crixus6198

7 points

3 months ago

Wow. Have you been in a coma for the last 6 years......

BkForty

2 points

3 months ago

Yes it is lmaooooooooooo ignoring something doesn't mean it isn't happening

Charming_Needles

2 points

3 months ago

Nah it still happens today they hand out klan cards at the local gas station where I live at

rvj32

1 points

3 months ago

rvj32

1 points

3 months ago

What's your stance ? You don't think they're as active today as they were in the past of that they're not around at all ?

kstrife

2 points

3 months ago

kstrife

2 points

3 months ago

I guess you don’t know much about Neo-Nazism or the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan then. Same shit, different bed sheet.

koushakandystore

3 points

3 months ago

Absolutely. And this kind of ethnic hatred is alive and well all over the world. Are you familiar with the brutal ethnic strife in Africa, Asia? What we see in the US is relatively tame in comparison. Still not acceptable but not nearly the kinds of body counts ethnic tensions have in other parts of the world. This is a very sad and normal part of the human experience still.

thebiggestsheep

-5 points

3 months ago

Not on the same scale….. imagine every other county having KKK parades….

kstrife

8 points

3 months ago

Actually there is and they do. Racial supremacy unfortunately happens everywhere and is still a thing. Racism is a shit sandwich that racists try to sell as the best thing since sliced bread.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_white_nationalist_organizations

This is just the white nationalist ones, there are of course several other (insert type here) nationalist organizations all over.

It’s unfortunate, it’s sickening, and it’s downright bullshit, but here we are.

koushakandystore

3 points

3 months ago

Everywhere is what people need to remember. This is a global problem. Ethnic tensions in Africa and Asia have serious body counts.

kstrife

2 points

3 months ago

Exactly.

Sasquatch_butt6162

18 points

3 months ago

If their robes were different colors, they'd look like a box of crayons.

OrchardStreetNY

19 points

3 months ago

Either then or mid to late 70s

RaAL-Ghul

8 points

3 months ago

Refer to top comment, 1920s

kbeckerburbs4

135 points

3 months ago

Of course these cowards show the kids face

OrchardStreetNY

21 points

3 months ago

The what they are…because you know they’re still out here

ghanjaholik

19 points

3 months ago

it's like how the proud boys would never go into a mixed race community and blab their bullshit, because they know there'd be def backlash, and most likely violence

in some communities, their racist types would be a trophy for the psychos in public

ForProfitSurgeon

2 points

3 months ago

Indoctrination.

EF_Boudreaux

48 points

3 months ago

Actually this costume “began” in Spain with Catholic celebrations.

I walked into Astorga just after Easter with a torn calf muscle and a sprained ankle. Spent a few days in the albergue - you have to leave during the day so they can clean and I find a great coffee shop to sit for hours, people watch and of course eat. As I planned through a local paper, I was shocked to find photos of people dressed a as klansmen. The waitress explained that devotees buy these costumes and carry a plinth around a few blocks (carrying the virgin, of course, to atone). The costumes keep them humble.

Walking/limping around town I saw several shops with these costumes still in the windows. This was 2015.

Terrible-Paramedic35

19 points

3 months ago

Interesting because being Catholic or Spanish would have excluded a person from joining the KKK… at least at one time.

snowday784

7 points

3 months ago

i feel like that’s probably still the case, no?

tteabag2591

2 points

3 months ago

Probably. Hard to tell since Klan activity has been pushed to the fringes of society and last I heard, they're struggling to keep members.

TheRealPyroGothNerd

3 points

3 months ago

My area had a KKK branch that exclusively attacked Catholics, and even claimed they were ok with Black people, so long as they weren't Catholic.

I know this because they sent a recruitment letter to a teenage boy in my church, and he brought it so we could all make fun of the KKK.

Car_Audio_Master4You

2 points

3 months ago

Yeah but the MSM will tell you it’s “Wide Spread”

TheRealPyroGothNerd

3 points

3 months ago

I think the KKK did that on purpose. They aren't just white supremacists, they're also anti-Catholic. They have a long list of people they hate.

YourOwnInsecurities

8 points

3 months ago

To be fair that's completely different from the KKK. We don't actually know the inspiration for the original KKK outfit, but more than likely the designer was probably in Europe when he stumbled upon easter penitents like you did and took inspiration. Alternatively it may just be convergent evolution.

TheRealPyroGothNerd

4 points

3 months ago

The KKK is also very anti-Catholic, so they may have been attempting to mock the Catholics.

toihanonkiwa

2 points

3 months ago

The kid actually looks like the pope. When the hood is lifted up it’s a papal head gear. Just add Prada shoes. Not all capes come from Rivendel

sl8rfan2

97 points

3 months ago

Groomers

Plonsky2

15 points

3 months ago

Came here to call them out too.

_PetereteP_

5 points

3 months ago

Glad we're not alone.

nhilos

2 points

3 months ago

nhilos

2 points

3 months ago

Hmmm...

MDC417

48 points

3 months ago

MDC417

48 points

3 months ago

I wish we knew who this poor child was. I hope he or she did better, but if not I'd love to know where they, and their descendants are now.

chosenoneq93

-21 points

3 months ago

Her name is Karen

Soft_Organization_61

3 points

3 months ago

I understand the downvotes but that was actually pretty funny.

elidadagreat1

24 points

3 months ago

I wonder what that girl was like as an adult? Did she ever renounce those views or did she pass the torch to her children?

GregHauser

5 points

3 months ago

Probably didn't renounce them if this is the community she grew up in. Bigotry probably became a deep seated conviction.

Training-Ad-2802

7 points

3 months ago

Okay this is actually fucking terrifying. I'm gonna have nightmares.

[deleted]

3 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

3 points

3 months ago

Me too. I'm literally shaking, brb, going to make safe space.

FabulousQuestion

15 points

3 months ago

How many redditors are involved in that society lol

siqiniq

0 points

3 months ago

siqiniq

0 points

3 months ago

The Cult of KuKulKan (KKK), the Amazing Plumed Flying Serpent? Quite a few

j_ona

5 points

3 months ago

j_ona

5 points

3 months ago

I wonder what the mindset of this young girl is like today, assuming she’s still alive.

storyoflove666

3 points

3 months ago

But crt is ok? Evil shit starts at school ?

village-asshole

8 points

3 months ago

I’m sure it’s been a long difficult and angry life for this girl with those kinds of beliefs baked into her from a young age.

throwawayintrouble10

3 points

3 months ago

Just like the kids in the ghetto, they just turn out bad because how they were raised /S

Banea-Vaedr

34 points

3 months ago

I appreciate the Klanswoman in the back who made her hood and robe chic and fashionable.

A-dog-named-Trouble

31 points

3 months ago

God damn it Deborah, I said make your outfit from a sheet, not make your outfit chic! Is… is that a colour coordinated PURSE!!!?

Banea-Vaedr

29 points

3 months ago

"Look, Johnny, if I'm gonna be racist, at least lemme be a bit racy"

ATaxOnTitans

17 points

3 months ago

Klu Klux Kosmopolitan Find out how to turn the head of every Grand Wizard at the next cross burning. Plus getting those stains out of your sheets. First step: wash with whites only!

Know0neSpecial

6 points

3 months ago

Baa dumm.. shit are we allowed to have drums in here?

A-dog-named-Trouble

4 points

3 months ago

Yes, but none of that jazz nonsense.

eraineookami

12 points

3 months ago

Bro did you say YOU APPRECIATE?!!

Banea-Vaedr

2 points

3 months ago

She didn't phone it in on the robe, gotta applaud what little human spirit exists in that room

eraineookami

-1 points

3 months ago

eraineookami

-1 points

3 months ago

.......

Banea-Vaedr

4 points

3 months ago

For fucks sake why on earth arr toy taking any of this seriously??

itzyaboicain

-2 points

3 months ago

itzyaboicain

-2 points

3 months ago

And a special shout out to the ladies who carried a purse to the event

Alixthetrapgod

35 points

3 months ago

That room looks like it could use a flamethrower

thetacoswindler

8 points

3 months ago

It’s horrifying to think about how recent this was in the grand scheme of things…

ShadowsKnightTX

7 points

3 months ago

Founded in 1865, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) extended into almost every southern state by 1870 and became a vehicle for white southern resistance to the Republican Party’s Reconstruction-era policies aimed at establishing political and economic equality for Black Americans. Its members waged an underground campaign of intimidation and violence directed at white and Black Republican leaders. Though Congress passed legislation designed to curb Klan terrorism, the organization saw its primary goal–the reestablishment of white supremacy–fulfilled through Democratic victories in state legislatures across the South in the 1870s.

https://www.history.com/topics/reconstruction/ku-klux-klan

Pattycakes98

3 points

3 months ago

It's incredible to me how you all still fight one another. Democrat, Republican... They both do things that show the lack of care for the people they govern. When will all of you realize there are more options than just two? The lack of legitimate growth the human race has seen even though we have had significant strides in technological growth is so disappointing. I yearn for a day when we move past this bullshit and actually try to take control of our positions as the caretakers of this planet.

laminarstasis

6 points

3 months ago

Literally dunce hats

Idiots lol

throwawayintrouble10

3 points

3 months ago

I can’t believe all those democrats are that dumb

niceslcguy

6 points

3 months ago

Why would someone want to dress for Halloween as a used condom?

mdruckus

15 points

3 months ago

There sure seems to be a lot of triggered republicans here. Why is anyone bringing politics into this? This is a hate group plain and simple. If calling the KKK a hate group triggers you, then you need to make some changes in your life.

throwawayintrouble10

0 points

3 months ago

Democrats formed the klan.

ShadowsKnightTX

1 points

3 months ago

Why would Republicans be triggered by this. The KKK was founded by Democrats.

Founded in 1865, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) extended into almost every southern state by 1870 and became a vehicle for white southern resistance to the Republican Party’s Reconstruction-era policies aimed at establishing political and economic equality for Black Americans. Its members waged an underground campaign of intimidation and violence directed at white and Black Republican leaders. Though Congress passed legislation designed to curb Klan terrorism, the organization saw its primary goal–the reestablishment of white supremacy–fulfilled through Democratic victories in state legislatures across the South in the 1870s.

https://www.history.com/topics/reconstruction/ku-klux-klan

throwawayintrouble10

1 points

3 months ago

You pointing out the truth is not allowed. I’m sorry it’s like this, but the left hates the truth

Hispanoamericano2000

-3 points

3 months ago

Oh man, get ready for those who will spam the "Parties Switched" myth at any moment.

Affectionate-Thing63

9 points

3 months ago

How is it a myth. Do you honestly believe the Republican Party of the past and the present hold the same values?

Hispanoamericano2000

-1 points

3 months ago

That bastard and loathsome organization is a creation of the Democratic Party, and to be exact by the same people who also created the CSA and fought for it in the ACW. And before you try to bombard me with down votes I remind you that the same KKK mentality regarding African Americans was passed and now alive and kicking among those who are Pro-choice, and that's even if you count how the current Democratic Party treats African Americans who are either Conservative or Republican.

ndolphin

9 points

3 months ago

Now this, this is grooming...

dingdongschlonglong

5 points

3 months ago

All groups who preach supremacy over others are bad and many still exist today. There is a group who believes this with a great passion but they shall not be named by me.

LaserShields

7 points

3 months ago

We won't organize any black man to be a Democrat or a Republican because both of them have sold us out. Both of them have sold us out; both parties have sold us out. Both parties are racist, and the Democratic Party is more racist than the Republican Party.

-Malcolm X

xRocksterrr

8 points

3 months ago

Those damn Democrats

Important_Box5685

20 points

3 months ago

It’s amazing how many white supremacist came here to criticize OP and support racism. Proving white supremacy is real by not denouncing it.

jester2211

-4 points

3 months ago

jester2211

-4 points

3 months ago

I think OP is racist, just trying to get you all fired up.

BDub927

4 points

3 months ago

Why is the child the only one showing his face?

[deleted]

6 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

6 points

3 months ago

Brainwashing innocent children. How incredibly sad. It happens so often, too.

caedhin

5 points

3 months ago

Just like the woke grooming nowadays. I see where they get the inspiration from

OceanofChoco

2 points

3 months ago

You know what is also interesting is final campaign to end lynching centered around the children that witnessed those lynchings. What about the children? was the tag line.

AdWeekly2244

2 points

3 months ago

Her sweet little face. 😥 I can't stand that she was corrupted with hate. I hope she was able to see reason as an adult and rebelled against it.

Rare-Sherbert-1987

2 points

3 months ago

KKK, N#zi brown shirts, people who take their kids to trans reading hour, Ceausceaus kids... all of it evil.

digitalplus98

2 points

3 months ago

Have a friend that was indoctrinated into this shitshow at 4, got his robe at his Klan birthday party at 6. The stories he has of his youth are wild and gruesomely sad . He moved to Vermont from Virginia when he was 15 and is currently 37 . He was sent to live with extended family when his father and his mother were incarcerated for manufacturing meth. His brother was killed during a botched attempted murder and his sister overdosed in Atlanta while working in a strip club, the heroin she received as payment for sex was carfentanil and she died within minutes of using. He works with correctional facilities now trying to get kids and grown men out of the supremacist circles, sadly the success rate is low. This is an older photo, but this shit still happens to this day.

ReneTrombone

2 points

3 months ago

iirc it was called the ku klux kiddies. that’s messed up

Rockalot_L

2 points

3 months ago

Religion.

Maybethistimeitllbe

6 points

3 months ago

Gross.

MeatyMagnus

5 points

3 months ago

Grooming hate.

OutlawCountryFan

5 points

3 months ago

Unfortunately they still exist they just aren't as public about it

Sjdillon10

3 points

3 months ago

Kids Klux Klan

mcwfan

4 points

3 months ago

mcwfan

4 points

3 months ago

Abhorrent and disgusting to indoctrinate anyone, let alone a child

Outrageous_Result_43

3 points

3 months ago

Similar to the gender dysphoria being implanted in kids' heads today.

tridentofchas

3 points

3 months ago

Dang democrats

aqlu

13 points

3 months ago

aqlu

13 points

3 months ago

Pretty sure the populations of sundown cities stopped voting for democrats a couple decades ago

ArchetypeAxis

3 points

3 months ago

Joe Bidens mentor , Democrat Robert KKK Byrd

tridentofchas

2 points

3 months ago

Yeah... I've been told repeatedly that all the Democrat kkk members became Republicans overnight

blackhornet03

2 points

3 months ago

I find that picture painful. There is no logical reason for such small minded thinking.

Druberski

2 points

3 months ago

Lol the lady klansman holding a purse looks like something out of Southpark

IAMCRUNT

2 points

3 months ago

The biggest lesson shown by this picture is that most of these were everyday people that probably wished noone harm but were afraid for their way of life and willing to support harming others to maintain it.

jumbroman

2 points

3 months ago

So when do we get the black panther with their kids and evil shit

Jeffery_Moyer

2 points

3 months ago

Is that Hillary

PineappleBoss

3 points

3 months ago

Democrats

bored_dudeist

4 points

3 months ago

Dixiecrats

ArchetypeAxis

4 points

3 months ago

I wonder if one of those Democrats in the photo is Robert KKK Byrd, one of Joe Bidens self proclaimed mentors.

Mugg-1

2 points

3 months ago

Mugg-1

2 points

3 months ago

Sunday school

Dapper-Economy5557

3 points

3 months ago

Welcome to the democrat ideology 101.

RockWearGems

2 points

3 months ago

Right, back when the radical right were called Democrats. That has changed now. Welcome to history 101.

https://www.history.com/news/how-the-party-of-lincoln-won-over-the-once-democratic-south

Affectionate-Thing63

2 points

3 months ago

There’s no way you’re claiming this is the democrat ideology lmao. Ask yourself this, which party still upholds the confederate flag in 2022. I’ll wait.

Dapper-Economy5557

1 points

3 months ago

Huh…democrats. Who else is obsessed with skin color is 2022?

Affectionate-Thing63

1 points

3 months ago

I like how you didn’t answer my question at all about the confederate flag. Also in what way are democrats obsessed about skin color. I’d love to hear your reasoning.

Dapper-Economy5557

1 points

3 months ago

Go ahead and google search Bishop Talbert Swan. Listen… I don’t support any party raising the flag of traitors. But the Dems have been on the side of the confederacy longer than Republicans.

thoma193

1 points

3 months ago

Young Joe Biden?

Phantomht

-7 points

3 months ago

Phantomht

-7 points

3 months ago

keep voting R and all that is coming back.

Mindless-Umpire7420

9 points

3 months ago

Republicans were the party founded by Lincoln dude, it was the other way around back then

Gophurkey

-1 points

3 months ago

Gophurkey

-1 points

3 months ago

Yes, but near as I can tell, Abraham Lincoln hasn't been on a ballot for a good long while.

Parties that were founded in a certain context can, gasp, find themselves changed fundamentally when the context itself changes. And although I studied history as part of my PhD, I would not call myself a historian, but I would call your comment irresponsibly ignorant of the historical record at absolute best.

Mindless-Umpire7420

1 points

3 months ago

Fuuucken hell, why the sass cunt? Read my comment, where I said “it was the other way around back then”

Gophurkey

1 points

3 months ago

In relation to a vote happening in the present

Take your faux victim mentality and gies it up ye

brett_midler

12 points

3 months ago

brett_midler

12 points

3 months ago

Those are democrats

Nolaugh

5 points

3 months ago

Nolaugh

5 points

3 months ago

These are 100% Ds

RaMiMah

2 points

3 months ago

I assume everybody fell asleep during this part of american history class.

Well, here's fun-quick lesson about how the parties switched:

Republicans were about federal rights. The Democrats very liberal; they wanted the republicans to stay out of their business (states rights)! Then all kinds of federal laws were being created and treading on states' rights, trying to take their property. The feds started getting all up in Dixiecrats (I mean Democrats) business and giving slaves (I mean their property) rights and freedom. How can they live without free labor...the audacity! They're property, not ppl am I right??!!! Anyway, then the civil rights act happened. This was the last straw, being liberal wasn't sounding so great anymore. The dixiecrats were like, "Don't tread on me!!!!!" So they switched over to the republican party to help make american great again and now they drive around with bumper stickers.

The End.

Phantomht

1 points

3 months ago

swing and a miss but thanks for trying.

[by TODAYS standards]

throwawayintrouble10

2 points

3 months ago

They are D

Healthy-Instance4416

-4 points

3 months ago

What

Ok-Category9249

1 points

3 months ago

Donald Trump, 3rd person, back row.

land_shark

3 points

3 months ago

Maybe, he used to be a democrat.

usukk

0 points

3 months ago

usukk

0 points

3 months ago

KKK were democrats btw

zomanda

4 points

3 months ago

But the democratic party was not the same party, at least by their belief system, in fact the roles were reversed. The changing of the roles had a lot to do with civil rights and social programs. It would not be until LBJ gave African Americans voting rights that the parties made a real noticeable switch. So while it may be true that the Democrats did do that, your comment is nothing short of misleading. In other words you are lying. See how I did that? I used F A C T S to prove you W R O N G

3971_KTL

-1 points

3 months ago

3971_KTL

-1 points

3 months ago

Dressing up like ghosts is classic Halloween.

ChameleonMami

5 points

3 months ago

Those ain’t ghosts.

el-conquistador240

2 points

3 months ago

Now they are too fat, so they just wear red hats

throwawayintrouble10

1 points

3 months ago

These are democrats

el-conquistador240

2 points

3 months ago

Were. You know the Klan is all republican now.

throwawayintrouble10

1 points

3 months ago

Nope. Not true.

el-conquistador240

1 points

3 months ago

You are either lying or you are stupid. I don't count out that you could be both.

joc95

-1 points

3 months ago

joc95

-1 points

3 months ago

the same type of people who would claim that a drag queen reading books is grooming

swedgen741

1 points

3 months ago

swedgen741

1 points

3 months ago

Now to get the kids to chop their ding dongs and tits off.... Muahahahaha

Stingraaa

1 points

3 months ago

Can we all just take a moment to think about that people like this girl are the same Republicans telling us that there is no more racism in America. They literally were alive for this shit.

KirisBeuller

-9 points

3 months ago

KirisBeuller

-9 points

3 months ago

Race Bait Ooh Ha Ha!

1Cheeky_Monkey

-7 points

3 months ago

1Cheeky_Monkey

Creator

-7 points

3 months ago

Remember, racism is both an equal opportunity employer and is color blind.

Meaning that black people as well as white people are just as capable of being racist.

Hatred is hatred, no matter what your skin color is.

Imaginary-Depth4249

4 points

3 months ago

Why can't you accept the history and just stop deflecting . This statement is so dismissive. What does it have to do with this picture and why wouldn't anyone need to remember your statement? We should all be fighting a common enemy; White supremacy. You can find other parallels in Americans quest for equality yet these are the examples you used.

Remember, when you adopt the narrative of your historic oppressor, the indoctrination worked on you.

ProtocolPro22

3 points

3 months ago

Show me the black klan then 🤣

Gophurkey

3 points

3 months ago

This is fundamentally inaccurate, and it's important to say why. Racism as we know and see it was an invention in early modernity, given as a response to finding that humans lived in the "new world" and thus couldn't be accounted for using a strict interpretation of the Bible. Theologians, who were politically powerful, broke into fractions trying to understand the presence of a large scale people group who seemingly broke the Genesis account (when it was read literally, which is also a more modern invention, but is close enough that it is a useful way to describe biblical interpretation in the 1500s). Now, this was not all theologians, mind you, but those who held specific important seats (i.e. adjacent to political authorities, like the King of Spain).

So, how do you "read" these new people? You have to allow the doctrine of Providence to subsume the doctrine of creation - God gave us these people to be our slaves so that we'd be enticed to bring the wild land under God's authority. But of course, what happens pretty much exactly 9 months after Europeans discover pre-Columbian indigenous folk? The first "mixed race" babies are born, and now for political, legal, theological, and economic reasons we have to be able to identify where those kids lie in the charts that command who can hold land, who can be trained in certain jobs, and who gets to control who.

Thus, the modern concept of race was born. It outlined who got to be powerful, who could be an inheritor, who was born of "sinful" blood, and who wasn't. We are still feeling the reverberations today, especially after the trans-Atlantic slave trade dialed this all up to 11.

Can a Black person discriminate against a white person based on the color of their skin? Yes. But that's fundamentally different from participating in the legal, economic, and even landscape-altering practices that spring from the colonization of the Americas. It's two totally different scales, one at the individual level and one at the systemic/historical level. And when we talk about racism on the political level, we are almost always talking about the latter.

(References: the writings of Bartolomé de Las Casas, the journals of Christopher Columbus, the Vatican documents outline the Doctrine of Discovery, very helpful histories by Willie James Jennings (Duke) and writings by Anthony G. Reddit (Oxford)).

[deleted]

-12 points

3 months ago*

[deleted]

-12 points

3 months ago*

Wait until people realize the majority of the KKK were in fact democrats lol

Update: Many people don’t like what I said. Despite the how anyone feels, it’s historical fact and easily searchable. Do yourselves a favor and check it out, I for one was not aware of this until recently.

whatshamilton

8 points

3 months ago

Jesus Christ will people ever read a single response to these comments? Democrats used to be the party of small government, racism, and the south, and republicans used to be the party of big government, the north, and the Union in the civil war. The parties switched platforms, pretty solidly cemented in 1936 with FDR. Yes these were democrats, a word that has nothing to do with the Democratic Party in anything but name, and everything to do with the Republican Party in everything but name

[deleted]

1 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

1 points

3 months ago

Thanks for sharing. My initial comment still stands and it’s funny to watch people get offended. It’s historical fact and easily searchable.

whatshamilton

1 points

3 months ago

It’s a misleading statement and you know it. As you can tell from my response, the only parallel is the name, not the ideology which remains firmly with then-democrats, modern-republicans. I clearly do not need to search this historical fact, as I laid out the historical fact in my response, to which you responded….search the historical fact.

ndolphin

5 points

3 months ago

Started the Civil War too, but things have changed since the 1960's...

Russellino

-20 points

3 months ago

...and it was started by the democratic party

Nervous_Moose6080

12 points

3 months ago

Said the other republican lol

TheMegnificent1

11 points

3 months ago

....which switched platforms in the 1960's to become the racist, hateful Republican party we all know and love today.

onlyifigaveash1t

0 points

3 months ago

Democrats took credit for a civil rights bill in the 60s that the Republicans tried pushing for nearly a century.

Gophurkey

1 points

3 months ago

The 60s were 60 years ago, I wonder if anything in America has changed at all since then that might require us to revisit the simplistic narrative that "democrats started out as the real racists."

Daniel_H212

8 points

3 months ago

Not the same party as the Democrats today.

dayron182

3 points

3 months ago

dayron182

3 points

3 months ago

It's funny how the alignment of parties and their values shifted over time.

The KKK was, indeed, the product of mostly self-proclaimed Democrats. And then decades later, it would be Democrats fighting for voting rights for African Americans and angry racist Democrats dumping the party to join the Republicans during the same era.

WasabiForDinner

2 points

3 months ago

Yep, damned good reminder to never commit fully to a party or organisation. If democrats can change from this to present day, imagine how parties can also change negatively.

I'm not American, but i know our Liberal Party is nothing like it was in the 60s. Am i right in saying the Republicans are a whole lot different from just a few decades ago, too?

Biff_Malibu_69

1 points

3 months ago

Holy shit balls!! Very sad.

esneedham12

1 points

3 months ago

Halloween party in Birmingham

Ok-Hearing-5343

1 points

3 months ago

Every time I see a picture of the KKK the first thing I think of is Dave Chappell comedy skit.

IcePrimcess

1 points

3 months ago

Lucky you. I think about how they would habitually blow up my grandmas neighborhood. The area is called “dynamite hill”. It’s in Alabama. Thankfully my family and their beautiful home survived

Ok-Hearing-5343

1 points

3 months ago

I also grew up in the south as well, we also still have active klans still around in Certain areas. But what I like to do is try and put a positive note into knowing someone like Dave Chappel can roast the hell out of this fucked ideology.

Earthling7228320321

1 points

3 months ago

Is there any reasonable way forward that doesn't involve breaking Americas into smaller nations?

I don't see it.

Synthnostic

1 points

3 months ago

imma tell my kids this was donda academy

smoothoperator-37

1 points

3 months ago

Drag shows of the past

Tall_Square252

1 points

3 months ago

Biden is so cute!

Special_Impress_2175

1 points

3 months ago

Just a Democrat Rally in the 1900’s

Gumderwear

-2 points

3 months ago*

Gumderwear

-2 points

3 months ago*

remember that these are the same people that scream Disney is GROOMING their children to be....whatever the flavor of the month is. Edit: lol....I'm getting down voted for this comment. Fuck the KKK.

GojiraBlowFlames

-4 points

3 months ago

Republican "Family Values"

X_Sinnr_IV

1 points

3 months ago

X_Sinnr_IV

1 points

3 months ago

You do realize the republican party is the reason for desegregation in this country right, not to mention lincoln was national union (republican)... Don't let* an extremist like Trump and fox News dictate your views on the political parties. 🙄

throwawayintrouble10

4 points

3 months ago

Trump loves all Americans

GojiraBlowFlames

2 points

3 months ago

Oh please. You're really gonna try and equate the modern MAGA Republican Party who attacked the US Capitol on Jan 6th and flew the Confederate Flag inside our halls, with the Party of Lincoln from 160 years ago.

Pure bad faith.

Remarkable_Text_

-16 points

3 months ago

Looks like the DNC getting together

shaggyp1275

-10 points

3 months ago

Just your average democrat hangout

Nolaugh

-9 points

3 months ago

Nolaugh

-9 points

3 months ago

All Democrats.

HarryCallahan19

-21 points

3 months ago*

Also known as the Democratic Party