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    KKK promises the largest rally in the history of Memphis after Confederate parks are


    KKK promises the largest rally in the history of Memphis after Confederate parks are renamed

    8 February, 2013, 23:54



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    A Ku Klux Klan leader has warned that Memphis, Tennessee will soon face a KKK rally with thousands of Klansmen from around the US, who will be protesting against a decision by the city council to remove Confederate names from three city parks.

    The Memphis City Council on Tuesday voted 9-0, with three abstentions, to approve changing the names of three of its parks to rid them of their Confederate ties. One of the names also memorialized a leader who had ties to the KKK. Stripping the park of its name has angered the white power organization, which plans to hold a massive rally in the park.

    Forrest Park, which was named after Confederate cavalry leader and slave trader Nathan Bedford Forrest, will be renamed “Health Sciences Park”. But Forrest was

    more than just a Confederate leader: he became the KKK’s first “Grand Wizard” after the Civil War, which is the title given to the Klan’s state leader. The only position more prominent is “Imperial Wizard” – the national leader. Forrest’s body is buried in the park that was named after him, but the council has assigned the park with a new, temporary name until it comes up with a permanent one.

    The name of the park, which memorializes a slave trader and KKK leader, has long caused controversy in a city that is 63 percent African-American.
    “We removed controversial names and named them something that is less

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    Councilman Lee Harris told The Commercial Appeal about the decision.
    Confederate Park will be temporarily renamed the “Memphis Park”, while Jefferson Davis Park will be called the “Mississippi River Park”.

    The changes have angered the KKK, which plans to protest the renaming. Klansman “KKK Exalted Cyclops”, who also goes by Edward, told WMC-TV that the KKK will hold the largest rally that Memphis has ever seen.

    “It’s not going to be 20 or 30, it’s going to be thousands of Klansmen from the whole United States coming to Memphis, Tennessee,” he said.

    The KKK Exalted Cyclops claims that this rally was planned before the council voted for the renaming, but the decision has also prompted the KKK to accuse Memphis of trying to “erase history”.

    And George Little, the city’s top administrator, said that all critics – including the KKK – have the right to protest under the First Amendment.

    “Should they do so and gather lawfully, then we wouldn’t get any more involved with that than we would with any other group,” he said.

    But the Klan is divided into independent chapters all throughout the US. The four chapters located in Tennessee are small and disorganized, according to the Southern

    Poverty Law Center. Nationwide, there are an estimated 5,000 Klan members – and if most of them choose to travel to Memphis, the city could in fact be host to its largest rally.
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    So when are they changing everything named after Malcom X to new names because he was a know racist as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yuuichi View Post
    So when are they changing everything named after Malcom X to new names because he was a know racist as well.


    Malcolm was NOTHING like the klan.

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    I hope the KKK don't end up being shot up in Memphis. Do they not know Memphis is one of the worst cities for crime? I wouldn't worry about the rally, the KKK better be concerned about THEIR safety from the black gangs in Memphis.

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    they allowed gay pride, black pride but when white people show their pride people go all up arms calling it racist ect
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    Quote Originally Posted by djpenny View Post
    they allowed gay pride, black pride but when white people show their pride people go all up arms calling it racist ect
    Thats very true. Now I definitely dont approve of any of these racist groups or what theyre about but there is definitely a double standard on this stuff in the US. When anybody not white does it its called ethnic pride but when whites do it its racism. I say get rid of all these hate groups regardless of what race they happen to be. No exceptions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DayWalker View Post
    Malcolm was NOTHING like the klan.
    Why because he's black? Oh thats right, only white people can be racist. My bad. lol Give me a break. MLK is a much better hero to look up to as a civil rights leader. Malcom just answered racism with racism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by radgamer420 View Post
    Why because he's black? Oh thats right, only white people can be racist. My bad. lol Give me a break. MLK is a much better hero to look up to as a civil rights leader. Malcom just answered racism with racism.
    right. b/c that exactly what I was arguing.

    yeah tell me about all the crimes/murders/bombings/rapings performed by Malcolm or his church... yeah he's just like the Klan.

    no he didn't respond to his enemies with milk and cookies like MLK. and if you really new anything about the man you would know he had a change of heart/spiritual awakening shortly before he was gunned down.

    ...not many people were strong enough to turn the other cheek ala MLK or straight up fight oppression like Malcolm. 2 transformative figures
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chickenooble View Post
    The KKK and Political Correctness...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DayWalker View Post
    right. b/c that exactly what I was arguing. yeah tell me about all the crimes/murders/bombings/rapings performed by Malcolm or his church... yeah he's just like the Klan. no he didn't respond to his enemies with milk and cookies like MLK. and if you really new anything about the man you would know he had a change of heart/spiritual awakening shortly before he was gunned down. ...not many people were strong enough to turn the other cheek ala MLK or straight up fight oppression like Malcolm. 2 transformative figures
    You dont have to bomb churches, murder and rape people to be a racist. lol Youre being a bit melodramatic there. Yeah the KKK are certainly worse in their deeds but racism is racism be it passive or aggressive. Now if he had a change of heart just before his death then God bless him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radgamer420 View Post
    You dont have to bomb churches, murder and rape people to be a racist. lol Youre being a bit melodramatic there. Yeah the KKK are certainly worse in their deeds but racism is racism be it passive or aggressive. Now if he had a change of heart just before his death then God bless him.
    not arguing that he was militant... or at the very least very angry.

    but I imagine that having your father murdered by the klan, the state taking you away from your mother as a child, and growing up in the jim crow south might have some adverse effects on a person's psyche...

    but that's just me.

    and his message was "wake up, look at what this society has done to us, screw them, fight back"... not "we are superior they are inferior lets oppress and murder them"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DayWalker View Post
    and his message was "wake up, look at what this society has done to us, screw them, fight back"... not "we are superior they are inferior lets oppress and murder them"
    Yea, the Nation of Islam/BPP/NBPP was never about superiority, violence or murder.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chickenooble View Post
    Yea, the Nation of Islam/BPP/NBPP was never about superiority, violence or murder.

    only certain sects... same with "christian" organizations like klan... neo-nazis... etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by DayWalker View Post
    not arguing that he was militant... or at the very least very angry. but I imagine that having your father murdered by the klan, the state taking you away from your mother as a child, and growing up in the jim crow south might have some adverse effects on a person's psyche... but that's just me. and his message was "wake up, look at what this society has done to us, screw them, fight back"... not "we are superior they are inferior lets oppress and murder them"
    But its very easy to turn that into a type of hate that makes you no different than them. Maybe Malcom realized that and thats why he had the change of heart/spiritual awakening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radgamer420 View Post
    But its very easy to turn that into a type of hate that makes you no different than them. Maybe Malcom realized that and thats why he had the change of heart/spiritual awakening.
    meh- imo Malcolm did more good that the Klan is ever capable of.

    thus- the original post I responded to holds no water.

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