I wasn't aware of the rape and lynching of adulterers and "loose" women. I do know that the Klan is not fond of Jews.
I had a "discussion" with someone this weekend who was claiming that America doesn't have a history of terrorism. I asked him if he'd forgotten about the Civil Rights movement. I'm not sure what his point was, but he didn't seem to think that fit into the "terrorist" category.
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