How Is The Ku Klux Klan A Bettering Society

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The Ku Klux Klan, which was established in the early 1900s, was a hate group that targeted all people who were not white or Christian. The KKK saw these people as “aliens” and sought to get rid of them. The Ku Klux Klan believed they were doing something noble and that their actions were bettering the society of that time. Although the KKK saw themselves as a group of people who were bettering society, their actions showed they were not a group with positive intentions but instead intended to reject, obstruct, intimidate, discriminate against, and in many cases, actually destroy anyone different from themselves. Many indications may show that this is true, a few being that there was a group organized to oppose it because it was unlawful and …show more content…

This showed that the Ku Klux Klan indeed, thought they were good people, but their actions proved otherwise because of the great unrest in society that their actions were causing, therefore proving the point that the KKK was not doing a good thing. The 1920s was a time of rapid social change. Things like the ratification of the 19th Amendment, allowing women the right to vote, marked this period as somewhat progressive. The Ku Klux Klan, having existed (this time) for nearly a decade, was beginning to be challenged, and rightfully so. This is shown, when the text The Ku Klux Klan: Citizens’ League of Dallas, Texas, Takes …show more content…

Law Enforcement being a part of a hate group is a huge conflict of interest and just goes to show that if the KKK needed to have law enforcement helping them cover up their actions, then what the KKK was doing was probably not the right thing. This is shown, when the text ‘The Ku Klux Klan: Citizens’ League of Dallas, Texas, Takes Action against the Activities of the Klan’ by The Citizens League of Dallas, Texas says “The growth of the Ku Klux Klan in Texas has been marked by lawlessness and by violence. Mob rule has supplanted action by legally constituted law enforcement agencies, the police, sheriffs, and the courts. In some cities and counties, this has been made possible through the cooperation with the Klan of some law enforcement officers who have disregarded their solemn oaths to the State of Texas and remembered only their obligation to the “Imperial Wizard” at Atlanta and his “Invisible Empire.” This proves the point that the Ku Klux Klan was not a good organization as they envisioned themselves because it goes into a discussion of their actions. It talks about how instead of following legal processes for “punishment”, taking matters into their own hands. It also talks about how this is

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