Few groups are as hated as the Ku Klux Klan (aka KKK). Their core philosophy is one of discrimination and hatred. They also have a long history of using violence to get their misdirected point across to others. In addition to the hooded outfits, cross burning and endless fires, there are a lot of facts you probably don’t know about this organization.
A few facts that didn’t make the list are pretty bizarre. For example, did you know Zach Galifianakis interviewed the Grand Wizard of the KKK? It happened as an episode of Comedy Central’s show Dog Bites Man. The most pressing question has to be when he asked the Grand Wizard if he’d ever seen the movie Big Momma’s House 2. Galifianakis considers this moment a major career highlight.
Also, you may not have known the KKK is not just one group. There have been several Klan groups that started up only to disband. There are really three eras, the first was after the Civil War, but didn’t last long. The most successful was the Klan from the early 1900s that hated pretty much everyone, including alcohol. With millions of members, they were a force to reckon with and were the group that introduced the burning crosses. This group pretty much went away by the 1930s. After the civil rights movement the group started back up, although more modestly than today and continues on in its current form where its many entities spread out and not just one group. More recently, the hacker group Anonymous has released the hidden identities of approximately 1,000 members based primarily in the United States, rumored to include politicians and state senators.
Looking for more? We’ve got black cops, Superman and of course, David Duke. Here are 15 things you didn’t know about the KKK:
15 Witness Protection
14 David Duke Pens Sex Tips
13 KKK Welcomes A Black Cop
12 The Westboro Baptists vs. The KKK
11 Even Superman Has Fought With The Klan
10 Summer Getaway
9 A Black Pastor Owns A KKK Store
8 KKK Neighborhood Watch
7 The KKK Attempted To Create Their Own Country
6 A Jewish Klansman
5 The Forrest Gump KKK Connection
4 The Lumbee Tribe Beats The KKK
3 Klan Baseball
2 KKK Adopts Rosa Parks Highway
1 KKK Is Kid-Friendly
The Andrew Show is about a boy named Andrew Pendergraft who is blonde. He likes talking about movies, sports and why white people shouldn't mix with people of color. This hater was a pawn on a show financed by the KKK to help spread their kid-friendly message. Every episode would start with Andrew saying “This show is for all the white kids out there!” He then takes current events and makes a connection to white supremacy. One time he critiqued Jackie Chan for dating a white woman. If there was ever a time to allow Jackie Chan to dropkick a child, this is it, right? This kid even once compared a cake with white frosting and toppings being “damaged” because it could never be white again.
Sources: History.com, Encyclopedia.com
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