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Vol. 16    No. 1
JANUARY 11, 2021
Rise of the Neo-KKK
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There is a saying that history does repeat itself. And it chillingly
appears to be repeating itself with the rise of what I would call the
Neo-KKK.

One could have almost predicted what would happen at the U.S.
Capitol on January 6th from the unfolding of the Trump Presidency
over the past four years and the bleak economic conditions that
exist for many Americans, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

And in many ways, what is unfolding now resembles what
happened in 1876. After the Civil War — aided by the protection of
the Union Army — newly freed Africans began to run for and win
public office throughout the American South during the
Reconstruction Period. Hiram Revels and Blanche Bruce were
sent to the U.S. Senate by the Mississippi state legislature, a state
that was majority Black at the time. It was a renaissance for
African Americans as businesses were established. The pent-up
energy for citizenship and all its offerings was unleashed during
Reconstruction. The South was transforming under the watchful
eye of the Union Army.

However the forces of the Confederacy and the old system of
slavery were determined to not allow African Americans to
choose their elected leaders and control the destiny of the
American South.

When no one won the Election of 1876 outright, a backroom deal
was made called the Compromise of 1876 where in exchange for
the removal of the Union Army from the South, Republican
Rutherford Hayes became president. Reconstruction ended in the
South with the entire region becoming Democratic and the old
forces of the Confederacy consolidated their power. --
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