When talking about the Ku Klux Klan, possible reasons to why they hated so much was that that's how they were raised. They were taught to look down at African Americans and when they got the opportunity to be equal, it caused them to hate. It could also be possible that early members´ parents of the KKK had blacks as slaves at one time. There are many possibilities to why members of any hate group hate the opposing group and it's also likely that members shared the hate for different
The revival of the KKK was the third and current Klan appeared after World War II. They are in opposition with the Civil Rights Movement, and are inspired by the Jim Crow Laws. The KKK is called as an “Invisible Empire of the South”, and considered as a “hate group”. They have a political ideologies such as white supremacy, white nationalism, anti-immigration, and recently Catholicism. Moreover to achieve their ideologies, they terrorized African-Americans, also has attacked Jews and Muslim people, immigrants, and people who have a relationship between a same gender using often violence (physical assault) and murder in the American society.
This is surly a display on how Bob Ewell hates black people and that he will have Tom Robinson killed for a lie told about his very own daughter. This lie was only conceived for one reason and that is to cover up for Mayella’s injuries. As hypocrisy is a gateway to injustice and prejudice it also brings in evil,immoral,and dishonorable acts. Not only,is this throughout the novel but it is also in the citizens themselves.They are blinded by the world of hate put infant of
Until 1865, the enslavement of African Americans was legal in the United States (History.com Staff). Most of the nation believed that African Americans weren’t equal to Whites and could be treated as property. Even after slavery was abolished, these racist ideals were ingrained in the minds of most Southerners. In the 1930s, racial ignorance still caused society to believe that African Americans were sinful and a lesser race. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee illustrates how important decisions are influenced by racial ignorance ingrained in a society.
Envision living in a society where innocent people are murdered simply because of a difference in their skin color. Throughout much of America’s history, many African-American’s living in southern United States faced such threats to their lives. However, it was not the actions of the individual that served to endanger the lives of African-Americans in the south but rather the actions of a group of people with similar ideas. The Ku Klux Klan group was the most infamous of all groups. The Ku Klux Klan, also abbreviated as the “KKK”, was contributed to a long lasting racism of Blacks in America that even continues on till this day.
The flames, supposedly symbolize the fiery light of Christ. They proclaim cross burning was never meant to desecrate a symbol of Christianity but rather to honor it. The KKK decided that the violence against the Republican leaders and voters was an effort to turn around the white supremacy in the South. Ten percent of black legislators were elected during 1867-1868. Constitutional conventions became victims of violence during Reconstruction, many were killed at these conventions.
From this letter you can see Tourgees clear use of the word “another” meaning that other Republican men were targeted and killed by the KKK all because they fought to have the South follow the same rules as the North. It was as though the KKK felt personally battered so they enjoyed doing to same to men that caused such emotions. Politics within the white community was not the only issue. As mentioned before African Americans did not get the political freedom that was actually granted to them not only because of their race and low standing but they were “ ‘unfitted for the proper exercise of political duties… blacks needed a period of probation and instruction’ “ (Document D). The idea of them being an unfit race who was in need of probation and instruction seemed to more closely relate to white Klansmen of the South.
The logic of this approach is that if this was taught to all of kids in America then everyone would discriminate Black people nationwide, and unfortunately this was the case in most places. This ignorance, eventually led up to the rise of the Klu Klux Klan, Blackface “comedy” and outrageously racist characterchures of black people in cinema such as: The Birth of a Nation, A Patch of Blue, Mammy, and etc. I think as a nation, we are gradually recovering from the choices made during reconstruction. In conclusion, I think modern day America would not be segregated if during reconstruction, Black people were treated and viewed as
Racism proved to be an enormous issue in the American South. People were treated unjustly because of slightly more pigmented skin tones. In the novel A Lesson Before Dying, racism causes many problems for the characters. Jefferson is sentenced to death, Grant must teach in a segregated school, and the characters face lots of gossip due to living in a small town. The reason setting becomes important is because this was in the area that was extremely racist.
Another example of intolerance is back in the 1960s with the Ku Klux Klan. This was a group of the people that couldn’t stand any black human being. They would burn crosses, and even go out and murder the first African American they laid their eyes upon. This group sent messages that encouraged racism and that black people were inferior to the white race. This