Nation: The Klan Rides Again

Under a modern mask, oldtime racism and violence

The members are younger these A days, usually in their 20s and early 30s. Many of them sport hippie-style hair, Beards or drooping mustaches. Some of their leaders try to project an up-to-date image, sounding reasonable on TV talk shows and often wearing sober business suits. But at their rallies in the dark of night, today's self-styled knights of the Ku Klux Klan still wear white robes, burn crosses and spout the racist rhetoric of their grandfathers in the Klan's hey day of the 1920s, when...

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