Ku Klux Klan Legacy

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The Legacy Lives On

The Ku Klux Klan’s legacy has greatly shaped the course of the modern world. Most kids and adults today are aware of the horror that was caused by the KKK. However since that time many things have changed for the better. Many laws that were put in place to stop racism would not exist, we would be further advanced in terms of accepting and appreciating other races and some tragedies like riots or massacre would not have occurred. Walking on the streets you are faced with racists that have been brainwashed my many sources, including the Ku Klux Klan. The modern world would not be the same if it weren’t for the KKK.

Back in 1865, when the Ku Klux Klan came to life, the main driving force was to stop equal rights for African Americans. The KKK grew in strength in the 1920’s-40’s and many elderly people would remember the terror that they caused. Society could not keep up with the growth of the KKK and as a result someone had to put an end to it. As a result of such terror the government had to step in and create some laws to stop the society. Most of those laws lasted throughout the 1900’s and many still exist today, and these barriers have in some ways, made the world take a step forward away from racism.
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However, racism is still very much present in our society. Without the KKK and various other societies there is a very high possibility that racism would not exist today. Just think about a world where everybody was accepted. Although we can only move away from racism, African Americans may not always feel safe in society; this is because of human history. The KKK have brainwash the mines of some Americans and those people pass their racist traits on to the next generation. The KKK’s legacy is present in those people and the Klan still has thousands of