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Let's throw out a few numbers so we can put in perspective the NFL players taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem. Many say they are protesting against police treatment of blacks and racial discrimination. We might ask just how much sense their protest makes.
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Here are the Chicago numbers for the ignored deaths. So far in 2017, there have been 533 murders and 2,880 shootings. On average, a person is shot every two hours and 17 minutes and murdered every 12 1/2 hours. In 2016, when Colin Kaepernick started taking a knee, Chicago witnessed 806 murders and 4,379 shootings. It turns out that most of the murder victims are black. Adding to the tragedy is the fact that Chicago has a 12.7 percent murder clearance rate. That means that when a black person is murdered, his perpetrator is found and charged with his murder less than 13 percent of the time.
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Many Americans, see the black NFL player protest of police brutality as pathetic, useless showboating. Seeing as these players have made no open protest against the thousands of blacks being murdered and maimed by blacks, they must view it as trivial in comparison with the police killings. Most of the police killings fit into the category of justified homicide.
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How much condemnation do black politicians, civil rights leaders, and liberal whites give to the wanton black homicides in our cities? When have you heard them condemning the very low clearance rate, whereby most black murderers get away with murder? Do you believe they would be just as silent if it were the Ku Klux Klan committing the murders?

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That appears to be a problem, Dis, but that's a different problem, isn't it? The last paragraph smacks of a diversionary tactic, typical "look over there" kind of thing. Both problems merit attention.
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Lesee... how big is this phone booth, because on twitter alone he has almost 50K followers. That doesn't include instagram, his website, his FB page or the fact that he's not even all of the KKK but its most visible asshole.

KKK sympathizers don't walk around with t-shirts announcing their support, they are like roaches living in the dark, shine a light and they all scatter like the POS they are.

Also too... there are many, many other supremacist groups other than the KKK, specially young fascists ones that consider them old guard.
As of 2016, the Anti-Defamation League puts total Klan membership nationwide at around 3,000, while the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) puts it at 6,000 members total.[19]

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President Donald Trumpís weekend attacks on the NFL and its players coincided with massive increases in Facebook audience for right-wing news sites, but only modest gains for centrist and left-wing news sites, according to Facebook data analyzed by HuffPost.
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As of 2016, the Anti-Defamation League puts total Klan membership nationwide at around 3,000, while the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) puts it at 6,000 members total.[19]

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The modern KKK is not one organization; rather it is composed of small independent chapters across the United States. According to a 1999 ADL report, the KKK's estimated size then was "No more than a few thousand, organized into slightly more than 100 units." In 2017, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which monitors extremist groups, estimated that there were "at least 29 separate, rival Klan groups currently active in the United States, and they compete with one another for members, dues, news media attention and the title of being the true heir to the Ku Klux Klan." The formation of independent chapters has made KKK groups more difficult to infiltrate, and researchers find it hard to estimate their numbers. Analysts believe that about two-thirds of KKK members are concentrated in the Southern United States, with another third situated primarily in the lower Midwest.

The Klan has expanded its recruitment efforts to white supremacists at the international level. For some time, the Klan's numbers have been steadily dropping. This decline has been attributed to the Klan's lack of competence in the use of the Internet, their history of violence, a proliferation of competing hate groups, and a decline in the number of young racist activists who are willing to join groups at all.

According to a 2016 analysis by the SPLC, hate groups in general are on the rise in the United States. The ADL published a report in 2016 that concluded: "Despite a persistent ability to attract media attention, organized Ku Klux Klan groups are actually continuing a long-term trend of decline. They remain a collection of mostly small, disjointed groups that continually change in name and leadership."

In 2015, however, the number of KKK chapters nationwide grew from 72 to 190. The SPLC released a similar report stating that "there were significant increases in Klan as well as black separatist groups."
Recent KKK membership campaigns have stimulated people's anxieties about illegal immigration, urban crime, civil unions, and same-sex marriage. In 2006 J. Keith Akins argued that, "Klan literature and propaganda is rabidly homophobic and encourages violence against gays and lesbians ... Since the late 1970s, the Klan has increasingly focused its ire on this previously ignored population."

Many KKK groups have formed strong alliances with other white supremacist groups, such as neo-Nazis. Some KKK groups have become increasingly "nazified", adopting the look and emblems of white power skinheads.


Hmm... I wonder what happenned in 2015...


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In 2015, however, the number of KKK chapters nationwide grew from 72 to 190. The SPLC released a similar report stating that "there were significant increases in Klan as well as black separatist groups."

As I explained before (while providing a link to the SPLC with supporting facts) the increase in number of chapters represents nothing more than the continuing fragmentation and disintegration of the existing groups. There may be more groups but there are fewer total members and most of these so called "organizations" are nothing more than a handful of inbred goobers from the same town (or even the same family) who have given themselves a token name and claimed themselves to be a serious group.
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Not enough KKK and not enough gun deaths to do anything... I'm beginning to see a pattern.
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Not enough KKK and not enough gun deaths to do anything... I'm beginning to see a pattern.

I don't care what you do. Spend your days wringing your hands over the KKK and the NRA and piss and moan about how the eeeeeeeeeeevil Repblulicans are bringing back slavery, genocide and the subjugation of women. Worry yourself to an early grave over it for all I care - It's your choice.

Just leave me out of it. I have many worthwhile things in my life and I don't appreciate being bombarded from all sides, 24/7, with trivial shit being presented as the greatest crises ever to hit America.
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Hey, I get you... I'll stop bombarding you with the growth of supremacists and the gun deaths in the nation.

Trivial shit, I get it.
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