Since the early development of society in the United States, .
Racism has always been a divisive issue faced by communities on a.
Political level. Our country was built from the immigration of people .
from an international array of backgrounds. However, multitudes of .
white supremacists blame their personal as well as economic .
misfortunes on an abundance of ethnic groups. African-Americans, Jews and Catholics are only some of the of groups tormented by these white supremacists. As the amount of ethnic diversity gradually increased in the political systems of Louisiana and the United States, organizations rapidly formed to challenge the new ethnic variation in .
government. The Ku Klux Klan is one of these groups that were formed .
by people who were angered by the increase of diversity in political .
office and in the workplace. Local and state officials that were .
members of the Klan aided in providing influence, money, and .
information to the racist organization. As the civil rights movement .
became accepted, it seemed as if the power of racist organizations .
deteriorated. However, with the Klan demanding freedom of speech, with .
political figures related to the Ku Klux Klan still bringing prejudice .
to politics throughout the country, and with multitudes of .
African-American churches being burned to the ground, it seems as if .
the Ku Klux Klan is still a threat to the citizens of this country.
The Ku Klux Klan has played a major role in United States .
history. As the south was undergoing the era of Reconstruction after .
the Civil War, the votes of newly emancipated black Southerners put .
the Republicans in power throughout the state. White Southerners .
resorted to brute force to preserve the white supremacy they once had. .
The Klan was originally arranged into secret societies that terrorized .
local white and black Republican leaders. They also threatened all .
African Americans who violated the old ideas of black inferiority.