Aryan Brotherhood Research Paper

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The Aryan Brotherhood is a gang that was founded in San Quentin State Prison in 1967. The man who founded the gang was Barry Mills and Tyler Bingham. Barry Mills and Tyler Bingham created the gang to protect white inmates from the predatory black and Mexican inmates. They were beat on randomly by Black Guerilla Family and the Mexican Mafia for either exploitation or no reason at all. Many whites did not like the random beatings, which is how the gang began. The gangs’ founding fathers were Irish American and were bikers. Their motto is Blood In/Blood Out meaning that you took the blood oath when you came in and they only way out is in a body bag. They made a 3 leaf clover as their brand, the brand has a death sentence by the gang for anyone …show more content…

The group had a word called kyklos which meant circle. The Ku Klux Klan held meeting with or local branches. Leading Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest was selected as the first leader, or grand wizard, of the Klan; he chaired over a chain of command of grand dragons, grand titans and grand cyclopses, who were Captain John C. Lester, Major James R. Crowe, John D. Kennedy, Calvin Jones, Richard R. Reed, Frank O. McCord. At its peak in the 1920s, the Ku Klux Klan membership exceeded 4 million people nationwide. The basic beliefs of the Ku Klux Klan is ultimately white supremacy meaning that they would like whites to be in power and have it back like the old days. The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) relativity quiet gang has ties to the Aryan Nation which is another white supremacy group. The KKK has the strongest presence in the South and in the Midwest. The prison which the KKK is weakest is in the western states. The Ku Klux Klan membership by 2005 neo-Nazi groups had fallen on hard times, with many groups collapsing or fragmenting. This collapse has helped create a rise of racist skinhead activity, but has also provided new opportunities for Klan groups. The Klan has a fairly high association with criminal activity, ranging from hate crimes to acts of domestic terrorism. The often conduct mass mailings, leafleting and the use of the internet to either gain members or spread hate. In the recent years the KKK was more violent than they ae now. The Ku Klux Klan often took violent means to express their dissatisfaction, resulting in numerous killings, lynching, and hate crimes against African-Americans. The primary goal for the KKK is to reach its goals of racial segregation and white supremacy. In todays KKK there are more of a publicity stunt gang rather than a violent

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