White Supremacists of the KKK
What is White Supremacy?
In the history of the KKK members held a strong belief in white supremacy. White supremacy is the belief that persons of white heritage are superior to other racial descendancies. White supremacy is often associated with political and social ideology dominants by whites, including the Klan. White supremacy as with any racial sepremacism ideology is strongly rooted in ethnocentrism and the pursuit for hegemony. Due to the passion experienced by white supremacism these ideologies are often advanced through acts of violence as we have seen time and time again throughout the Klu Klux Klan’s history. White supremacists don’t necessarily target a single ethnicity more than another and in the instance of the Klu Klux Klan anyone who opposed their belief paradigms were usually targets of their acts of terrorism.
White supremacists are often associated with dominantly white populated countries and regions. The highly agressive militant actions engaged by white supremacy groups, including the KKK have often made them put them on countries homeland security watch lists. In some instances such as the Klu Klux KlanAct passed in the 1800’s in America countries have taken radical steps to prevent these white supremacy organizations from engaging in hate speech.
White supremacy was practiced in the USA predominately before the Civil War and for decades thereafter. The Civil War was fueled by white supremacy organizations and their desire to maintain the status of slavery in the south. As a matter of fact white supremacy was often cited as the cause for state secession. White supremacists often engaged in favoritism of their race segregating all non whites from holding prominent positions in government. Many states engaged in segregation banning interracial marriages up until 1967 when they were declared unconstitutional.
The most prominent white supremacist movement in the USA was associated with the KKK. The Klu Klux Klan members believe that their race is superior to other ethnicities and strives to preserve its genetic purity. The (KKK) is just one of the many groups in the United States considered to be Anti-Semitic. Other groups include the Aryan Nations, White Patriot Party, and The Order although these do not have the reputation near as strong as that of the Klu Klux Klan. Although some people believe the white supremacy beliefs of the KKK are strictly on behalf of preserving the genetic purity of the white race religious ideologies have a part to play as well.
This white supremacy ideology has become synonymous with the term racist and skinhead subculture. This skinhead culture is often fueled on a grassroots level through social networking. With the advent of the internet it has been easier for recruiters of white supremacy groups such as the Klu Klux Klan to dramatically increase their membership numbers. The Internet provides white supremacists such as the KKK to be openly pro white supremacy while maintaining their anonymity, which greatly reduces the social pressures faced by the outside world. With so much interbreeding among different races these it will only be a matter of time before white supremacists such as the Klu Klux Klan will have to face the fact that their pure lineage may be at risk for dilution. I would suspect that this would only fuel terrorist acts engaged upon by the (KKK) in order to maintain what little genetic purity is left in their lineage.
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