Yes, we are still dealing with the aftermath of our Civil War, although for now it's playing out in the form of protests and at least for one group, a symbolic torching of the Confederate flag.
Via Tallahassee Democrat:
As a car drove by the Florida Capitol playing "Dixie," a brief pause fell over a group of almost 100 activists rallying against recent Ku Klux Klan activity in North Florida.
They would resume their outcry, burning a Confederate flag on the concrete steps of the Old Capitol just moments later.
The rally came in response to leafleting of Leon and Jefferson county neighborhoods with Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan recruiting fliers last month and the arrest last week of two Department of Corrections employees and one former employee linked to the group in a plot to murder a black former inmate.
"This is a racist institution that we have to stand against. We have to fight it," said Nicky Nora, president of the Students for a Democratic Society, which led the march. "We have to tell the Klan that we want them out of our communities, out of our town, out of our public offices."
Brandishing signs reading "Amerikkka the ugly" and "You are not a patriot. You are a terrorist," the crowd drew attention to America's oldest hate group, their connection to some law enforcement agencies in Florida and their recent attempts to make deeper inroads in the Panhandle.
"People ask how can you connect the KKK to police?" said Florida State University student Regina Joseph. "And then you see what happened in the Department of Corrections"
It's good to see Florida rooting out the ugly in their police forces, even if it's a few at a time.
Watch the video below, via Facebook:
Klan out now
Posted by Angela Grace on Friday, April 10, 2015