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` Diyunuge 2 Amesha Diyunuge Sociology Spring 2017 Professor Glasse 13 May 2017 The Impact of Ku Klux Klan on the black people differs now than in the 20th Century The impact of Ku Klux Klan on black people differs now than in the 20th century. Since the beginning of the group, the group KKK has evolved from being a powerful enforcer to someone who takes the backburner. The new KKK generally has the same principles as the old Ku Klux Klan nevertheless there has been some serious considerate changes to the Klan. The group on a majority scale no longer has a huge impact on the people as it once did. Racism has always flourished because of several reasons. One of the reasons lies in the slave trade, the Europeans constructed a belief that the black race is inferior to the whites.The idea of racism helped to “justify colonial rule over non whites” (Introduction to sociology, chapter 11) and with that groundwork laid down the principle was used for years to come. A second reason is the color of each race, for the longest time white has always been corresponded with the idea of purity while black has always been related to the idea of evil. These symbolic reasonings immersed with the reaction of the whites when they saw the blacks on the African shores set forth the revelations. The third reason was the concept of race itself. Count Joseph Arthur de Gobineau (1816-1882) created the idea that all three races exist: white, black and yellow. The white race
Diyunuge 3 had the superior intelligence, morality, and willpower contrasted to the blacks who were considered cousins of animals. First, let us begin with the groundwork of the notorious Ku Klux Klan. The KKK began in December 1865 when six Ex-Confederate met in a law office in Pulaski, Tennessee in secrecy. Even though the KKK started with only six members, the word spread and the new found members rode out creating “frivolous mischief and tomfoolery ( Bullard, Sara. The Ku Klux Klan: A History of Racism and Violence. Montgomery, Ala.: Klanwatch, a Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, 1991. Book )” One of their favorite tactic of mischief was when a white-sheeted klan member rode to a black’s family home in the night and ask for a cup of water,

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