Reportedly, since very few blacks lived near Seattle prior to World War II, the Klu Klux Klan spewed its venomous hatred toward the "Roman Catholic church and on foreigners."
While I understand the concept of "Freedom of Religion" (laws that protects the KKK) and I wave the flag for religious tolerance and freedom of speech, I do NOT feel the spreading of hatred (or the forming of groups that promote hatred) should be tolerated in America. As a free country formed by immigrants from a plethora of origins, we should NOT allow the banning of books, threatening someone's life due to their sexual, religious or racial orientation, or the forming of hate groups that teach division through violence).
Only cowards preach hate and try to surround themselves with other individuals who nurture such limited ways of thinking. America is the land of the free and the brave -- so cowardly hate groups, in my opinion, should be made illegal. (This goes for preaching hate against witches, slandering people for their Jewish origin, and much more.)
The University of Washington covered the above mentioned story in a much more effective manner than the City newspaper.
- To read the Seattle Times article, go to: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2008384953_kkkseattle13m0.html.
- To read the UW version (much better writing) go to: http://depts.washington.edu/civilr/kkk_intro.htm