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Ku Klux Klan Versus Neo-Nazis

By supersindee Feb 23, 2014 519 Words
KKK and Neo-Nazis
The Ku Klux Klan was formed during the end of the Civil War in order to deny the civil rights of Southern African Americans. They are one of the oldest hate groups in America with a violent history that opposed everyone that wasn’t a white, protestant, Christian American. This includes Jewish, lesbian, gay, and immigrant individuals. Only recently do they allow Catholics into their numbers. They are infamous in popular culture as wearing white robes and hoods, burning crosses, lynching people of other races, and lobbying for sympathetic politicians. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the KKK currently estimates 5,000 to 8,000 members in various chapters. The Loyal White Knights and The Knights Party of the KKK have websites that post propaganda, news, faqs, events calendars, and applications for membership. They use these websites as ways to get potential members to come out to their functions. For instance, the Loyal White Kinghts Realm of Texas is having a meet and greet in Temple, TX on November 2, 2013. The KKK chapters in Texas include Empire Knights of the KKK, Lone Wolf Brigade Knights of the KKK, Loyal White Knights of the KKK, Southern Kalvary Knights of the KKK, United Klans of America, United White Knights of the KKK, and the White Camelia Knights of the KKK.

Neo-Nazis are a group interested in bringing back the ideology and message of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party post-WWII. Whereas the KKK started out as a group against black people, Neo-Nazis main rivals are Jewish people who they think control the world’s money, politics, and media. They are easily recognizable because of their heavy use of Nazi symbols like the swastika, SS, nazi uniforms, and many have shaved heads. The number of people belonging to Neo-Nazi groups is unknown, but Texas has about five chapters: The American Nazi Party, The Creativity Alliance, The Creativity Movement, National Socialist American Labor Party, and the National Socialist Movement. The Ku Klux Klan and the Neo-Nazis are similar in that they promote a separation of all races. Current KKK chapter websites like the Knights Party FAQ claims to only be interested in preventing the genocide of the white race by raising racial awareness. The American Nazi Party’s website FAQ page is more concerned with the Judeo-Capitalist system that controls the wealth of the nation. They do not acknowledge other white separatist groups, including the KKK.

Neither group claims to have chapters in state or federal prisons. One of the best-known white prison gangs is the Aryan Brotherhood. They use a lot of neo-nazi imagery in their tattoos like swastikas, but the American Nazi Party specifically denies involvement with their group. They seem similar to the KKK in that they were created in response to their hatred of African Americans. Despite the lack of official ties, members of the KKK and Neo-Nazis are likely to join a gang like the Aryan Brotherhood while they are in prison.

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