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Trump’s Rise Signals the Renaissance of the Ku Klux Klan- by Taly Krupkin

Trump’s Rise Signals the Renaissance of the Ku Klux Klan

White supremacists’ support for a leading mainstream presidential candidate is unprecedented, an American scholar says.

Opinion - commentary -analysisTaly Krupkin – HAARETZ

Since former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke declared his support for Donald Trump in the U.S.A. presidential race, Trump has spent the past month or so trying – without any real success – to distance himself from any connection to the white supremacist organization.

However, Prof. Brian Levin, the director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at the California State University, San Bernardino, says Duke’s announcement is just the tip of the iceberg of the support for Trump within the racist organization. “We are seeing a large number of Klansmen supporting a mainstream candidate, something that has just not happened previously,” Levin tells Haaretz.    Continue reading