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Lawmaker Criticized for Honoring Confederate, KKK Figure

An Alabama lawmaker is facing criticism over a social media post marking the birthday of a Confederate general who became an early leader in the Ku Klux Klan. Republican Rep. Will Dismukes said he had a great time speaking at an annual celebration for Nathan Bedford Forrest. The post appeared on Facebook on Sunday, the same day that the state…

Black Woman Replacing Alabama Editor Who Endorsed KKK

A white Alabama newspaper editor who advocated for a revival of the Ku Klux Klan is turning over control to a black woman. The Democrat-Reporter of Linden, Alabama, announced Friday that Elecia R. Dexter is taking over as the paper’s publisher and editor from Goodloe Sutton. That comes after Sutton published an editorial calling for a resurgence of the KKK….

Linden Newspaper Editorial Comes Under Fire for Supporting the KKK

The publisher and editor of The Democrat-Reporter newspaper in the Marengo County town of Linden is coming under fire for an editorial he wrote that calls for the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan as a way to clean up politics in Washington. The editorial begins with the line: “Time for the Ku Klux Klan to night ride again.”  It…

Report: KKK Chapters Drop Steeply Despite ‘Hate Group’ Surge

An organization that tracks far-right extremists says the number of Ku Klux Klan chapters in the U.S. is plummeting as a new generation of khaki-clad racists rejects hoods and robes for a “hipper” brand of hate. The Southern Poverty Law Center said in a report Wednesday that its count of Klan groups fell from 130 in 2016 to 72 last…

1963 Birmingham Church Bomber Denied Parole

Alabama’s parole board has decided against freeing a one-time Ku Klux Klansman convicted in a church bombing that killed four black girls more than 50 years ago. The girls killed were 14 year old Addie Mae Collins, 14 year old Cynthia Wesley,  14 year old  Carole Robertson,  and 11 year old Carol Denise McNair. The Wednesday decision to keep 76-year-old Thomas…