Ku Klux Klan Will Rally in North Carolina to Celebrate Trump’s Victory

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The Ku Klux Klan announced it will host a victory parade in a North Carolina town in celebration of Donald Trump’s win, bringing white nationalism and the alt-right movement to mainstream politics.

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According to the News & Observer, the Loyal White Knights of the Pelham, North Carolina-based KKK will host a public parade for Trump on Dec. 3, though an exact time and location have not yet been posted.

The Klan’s website, a corner of the internet this writer never hoped or expected to visit, refers to the event as a “Victory Klavalkade Klan Parade,” just above the declaration that “Trump’s race united my people.”

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That white supremacists are organizing publicly in the wake of Trump’s win makes sense, according to Oren Segal, director of the Center on Extremism at the Anti-Defamation League.

“We could see some people more openly embrace the racism, xenophobia and conspiracy theories peddled by white supremacists [during the Trump administration], but hard core white supremacist remain very much on the fringes,” Segal said in an email. “And most haters remain unaffiliated.”

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