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KKK news and analysis from The Nation
July 9, 2021
The End of the Veiled Prophet
After over a century, the unelected mascot of St. Louis is finally losing its place in public life.
Devin Thomas O’Shea
February 17, 2021
Can the NAACP Succeed Where Everyone Else Has Failed?
The organization is suing Trump on behalf of Representative Bennie Thompson, a survivor of the Capitol insurrection, under the 1871 Ku Klux Klan Act.
October 30, 2020
Don’t Hide the Art of Philip Guston
We should be able to distinguish racist imagery from imagery depicting racists.
June 29, 2020
Trump’s Geriatric Race War
In an aging America, the central question becomes what do retirees fear most: racial diversity or the pandemic?
June 22, 2020
When the KKK Played Against an All-Black Baseball Team
For the white-robed, playing a black team was a gift-wrapped photo op, a chance to show that the Klan was part of the local community—even the black citizens.
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August 19, 2019
White Supremacy Is Terrorism, Not a Difference of Opinion
An Indiana city learns that a weak response to white supremacists has predictable consequences.
May 9, 2019
A Reporter’s Long, Strange Trip Into the Darkest Parts of the American Mind
Republic of Lies
, Anna Merlan documents our age of conspiracy.
January 4, 2018
The Trump Family’s History With the KKK
Linda Gordon on Fred Trump, plus Nancy MacLean on the roots of the right.
Start Making Sense
August 29, 2017
Against Trump, Republicans Are All Talk and No Action
As long as Republicans fail to show the moral or political courage to hold Trump accountable, the whole party is complicit.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
August 15, 2017
In Charlottesville, It Felt Like the Confederacy Was Trying to Rise Again
But progressives, leftists, and people of conscience were determined not to let the hate warriors get their way.