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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 2 months ago

The KKK hated Christopher Columbus and wanted his statues down. Why?

In the 1920s, the Ku Klux Klan engaged in an assault on both

Christopher Columbus and the holiday established in his honor.

—In 1927, the Klan successfully opposed the erection of a statue of Columbus in Richmond, Va.—In 1924, the Klan burned a cross to disturb a Columbus Day celebration in Pennsylvania.

—In the 1920s, the Klan attempted to remove Columbus Day as a state holiday in Oregon.

http://www.truthaboutcolumbus.com/attacks-by-kkk/

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  • 2 months ago
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    I'd go with the KKK hates Catholics, being a Protestant run hate group. It also was about immigrants and who hates immigrants? Mm. [1920's, hatred against immigrants was pretty much what it is now. Yeah, fun.]

    Here's another story on this, 

    "Despite anti-immigrant prejudice present in the late 1920s, Easton’s growing Italian community wanted to offer a gift to the city. A group of immigrants settled on a statue of Columbus, who was seen as a link between their heritage and new home.

    ...The statue was originally supposed to be installed at the high school on Northampton Street but that permission was rescinded after opponents lobbied against it. Among them was the KKK, who reportedly called Columbus an “alien” who never did anything worthwhile for the country." https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/easton/2019/10/ea...

    Trying to make the KKK into some weird Catholic-Free Masons organization is *arry C levels of batshit wrong. Good gravy, just stop it. 

  • 2 months ago

    Columbus eas a RCC

  • 2 months ago

    Probably because they were racist against people from the Mediterranean countries.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    So, are you saying BLM is not the only hate group that opposes Columbus?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    The KKK was run by catholics to deceive the masses into sympathy for catholicism.  Remember how many tens of millions of people catholicism murdered.  Catholic isn't Christian.

  • gillie
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    2 months ago

    The KKK hated Italians and Catholics.  Thought they were "dirty, ignorant immigrants."

    EDIT:  Looks like Protestants have re-written history AGAIN to pretend that the KKK was run by Catholics.  They can't tell the truth to save their lives.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    The KKK are freemasons, who are actually controlled by the jesuits as controlled opposition.  They were never protestants.  The catholics want control of the world, so they invent their own fake opposition to make real opposition look bad.  Catholics are murderers, obviously.  Catholic is not Christian.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    You know that obvious answer. He was catholic. The KKK was Protestant.

    What is the purpose of this question if you already know the answer?

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    The Klan saw him as an extension of papal control over the west

  • Jen
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Just read your link "Motivated by bigoted opposition to the Italian explorer and his Catholic faith".  Im confused by the fact you asked a question but put your own link to the answer.   Maybe Im still half asleep though. 

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