Racial tensions spark anger in the USA
Watch full series: https://rtd.rt.com/series/black-lives/ After the end of slavery, African Americans were oppressed by laws that enforced racial segregation, but even after they won equal civil rights, they claim to have been held back by continued racism. In Episode 8, RTD finds out whether Black and White Americans can ever genuinely integrate. RTD meets Grand Wizard of the North Carolina KKK Chris Barker and his family, to understand the attitude of White supremacists to their African American neighbors. Media personality Tariq Nasheed and Hawk Newsome, a Black Lives Matter leader from New York City, talk about how White Americans avoiding their Black fellow citizens affects the African- American community.
What is Black Lives Matters?
In 2013, the movement began with the use of the hashtag #BLM on societal media following the acquittal of both George Zimmerman in the shooting death of African American teen Trayvon Martin in February 2012. These issue became recognized following the 2014 deaths of 2 Americans: Michael Brown–resulting from Ferguson–also Eric Garner at New York City. Since the Ferguson protests, participants at the motion have shown against the deaths of many other African Americans from authorities actions or while in police custody. In the summer of 2015, BLM activists became involved in the 2016 United States presidential election. The originators of this hashtag and call to action, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi, enlarged their project into a national network of over 30 local chapters between 2016 and 2014.  The overall Black Lives Matter movement, however, is a decentralized community and doesn’t have any formal hierarchy. Additionally, there have been several responses to the BLM movement. The U.S. population’s perception of BLM Issue varies considerably by race. The phrase”All Lives Matter” awakened as a reaction to the BLM movement, but has been criticized for ignoring or misunderstanding the message of BLM. Following the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, the Blue Lives Matter was made by fans of the police. Some civil rights leaders have disagreed with strategies used by BLM activists. (BLM) is an worldwide activist movement, originating in the African American neighborhood, that attempts against violence and systemic racism towards black people. Protests speaking out against police killings of folks, and wider issues such as racial profiling, police brutality, and racial inequality are regularly held by BLM.
What Is The KKK?
The Ku Klux Klan generally called the KKK or the Klan, is the American white supremacist hate group. The Klan has been around in three different eras at different points in time during the United States’ foundation. Every has recommended extremist reactionary positions like anti-immigration and — especially at later iterations white nationalism –Nordicism and also anti-Catholicism. Historically, the Klan used terrorism–both physical assault and murder–from groups or people whom they opposed. All 3 moves have called for its”purification” of Western culture and all are considered right-wing extremist organizations. In every age, membership was key and estimates of the total proved highly exaggerated by both opponents and friends. The first Klan thrived in the Southern United States in the late 1860s, then died from the early 1870s. It sought to overthrow the state authorities in the South, notably by employing violence. Every chapter was autonomous and extremely secret regarding membership and plans. Its numerous chapters across the South were dominated through national law enforcement, across 1871. Their own costumes were made by Participants: Patches, hats and masks, supposed to conceal their identities and to become frightening. The third and second incarnations of the Ku Klux Klan made frequent references to America’s”Anglo-Saxon” blood, hearkening back to 19th-century nativism. Even though members of the KKK vow to uphold Christian morality, the KKK has been denounced by virtually every Christian denomination. The next Klan was founded in Georgia in 1915 and it thrived nationally in the early and mid-1920s, such as urban areas of the Midwest and West. Rooted in Protestant communities, it had to preserve white supremacy, often took a stance, and it compared Jews and Catholics, while stressing its opposition to the Pope and the Catholic Church’s political authority. Advertising its associates a conventional white costume financed this organization. While incorporating others to bully, it utilized K-words which were like those utilized by the first Klan. It immediately declined in the later half of the 1920s.
The third and present manifestation of this KKK emerged after 1950, in the form of isolated and localized bands that use the KKK title. They’ve focused often using violence and murder to suppress activists. It’s classified as a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center. At 2016, the Anti-Defamation League puts complete KKK membership nationwide at around 3,000, whereas the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) sets it in 6,000 members overall.