KKK Plans Trump Victory Rally in North Carolina
Throughout the presidential campaign, one candidate was a favorite among white nationalist groups–Donald Trump.
Early on, former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke threw his support behind Trump, commenting that he was “overjoyed” the then-candidate supported “most of the issues that I have championed for years.”
Though the Trump campaign said they didn’t want the support of hate groups, his policy proposals–banning Muslims, labeling Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and “murders,” and claiming African-Americans live in hell–appealed to racists. And now that Trump is the president-elect, white nationalist groups are ready to celebrate.
According to the News & Observer, KKK groups in North Carolina are planning a victory celebration. Though details are scarce, the group’s website says it’ll go down on December 3 and be called the “Victory Klavalkade Klan Parade.”
Many have wondered how Trump will reunite the country after using such divisive rhetoric during the campaign. Though he said, “Now it is time for America to bind the wounds of division,” it remains to be see how he will work to heal the country’s gaping wounds he helped to cause.
Since his election, protesters have taken to the streets, a spate of hate crimes have been reported across the country, and folks seem more divided than ever. So Trump has a lot of work to do. But as AJ Springer wrote on EBONY, “Unity cannot precede forgiveness. Forgiveness must be sought by the aggressor before it can be granted they can be aggrieved.”