Hate group voices concern and anger over the growing number of migrants illegally crossing into the United States
These KKK people are real. It only takes a couple bad apples to cause massive harm. And there are others who think like them but don’t wear the hood.
The Southern Poverty Law Center keeps track of how many hate groups there are in the U.S. – it’s a lot.
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“Most people would be afraid to confront a member of the Ku Klux Klan to talk about racism, but one filmmaker has made it her mission to do just that.
Mo Asumang, daughter of a black Ghanaian father and a white German mother, is literally challenging racism head on.”
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Community Village‘s insight:
She’s super brave. I’m scared to death of the KKK. Although, I’ve read that some will have a dialog if you engage with them – just like in this video.
People apply labels to groups, then that label makes us frightened. But they are human. And often the ‘normal’ person is the one who does something crazy.
I think many people, including the media, the military, and religious groups attempt to over simplify the complexity of human relations, especially the fact that everyone has the capacity to do good or bad.
The human mind is so interconnected and influenced with the culture and community that it lives in, it’s easy for humans to get their ideas twisted, and many never have the opportunity to study philosophy, anthropology, sociology, biology, intercultural studies, nor the opportunity to travel the world. And even with the power of the internet (YouTube ‘university’) – there is still so much ignorance and hate.
The world is in a constant battle between ignorance and knowledge, bad and good, yin and yang.
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On Sunday September 15th 1963 the Ku Klux Klan bombed the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four girls: Addie Mae Collins, age 14 (1949-1963) Cynthia Wesley, age 14 (1949-1…
Community Village‘s insight:
There is an excellent Spike Lee documentary called “4 Little Girls” filled with many heart wrenching scenes and interviews of the parents, family and friends.
One of the most heart-rending and poignant scenes is when the father of one of the murdered girls shows the cinematographer an absolutely perfect photo he took of his beautiful happy daughter hugging a white doll as close as she can to her head as her and the doll pose for the camera.
The beautiful innocence of childhood contrasted alongside the hate and violence of racist adults is emotionally overwhelming. Viewing a happy photo from a grieving parent made me sad and sick to my stomach at the absurdity of the hate and violence in this world.
It’s not enough to say that one man or four men were sociopathic killers. The whole U.S. culture allows those sick and twisted people to be members of our society virtually unchecked.
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