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.
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.”
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.”