The KKK in US Legislation #100YearsAgoToday #SundaySalon — 8 Comments

  1. Your post gave me chills. Hatred has never worked well as a policy position in any time or in any place on earth. As MLK, Jr. said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” It always seems like those who focus most on hating others have been the victims of hatred in their own lives.

    I am saddened by the direction America has been going in recent years.

  2. “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

    I have been thinking about this quote a lot lately, especially as I read Team of Rivals and reflect on the turbulence and division of the 1850s. This is yet another scary context…

  3. I think Tim Egan is such a good writer and researcher. I was disturbed to learn that the KKK had a big presence in Oregon, too. It made me cringe to learn this when I found out about it. There are still parts of the state which are very racist. Sigh.

  4. Believe it or not but about 10 years ago when we were riding the motorcyle throgh Donaldsonville GA we saw guys in klan outfits! I leaned toward Doug and asked, “Did you see That? Was that…???!!!”

    Yes, it was. I felt like we’d gone back in time and was horrified that was so public in this day and age. Sad commentary on this country.
    Great review.

  5. I’ve heard that my grandpa was involved with the KKK in Kentucky. I cannot imagine. But my dad sure did have a strong hatred and fear of anyone who wasn’t white and he must’ve gotten that from somewhere.

    My mom had some uncles and aunts in Tipton that they used to visit when she was a little girl living in 1930’s Indianapolis. They refered to it as “the country”. During the depression when my Mom’s family of 9 would return home with a load of farm goods from Uncle Herbert’s farm. I have not heard of any of her people being involved in the KKK, but who knows?

    They faced their own persecution for being from Germany and Ireland.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

HTML tags allowed in your comment: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>