"A purported leader of a Tennessee-based branch of the Ku Klux Klan is calling for the “largest rally” Memphis has ever seen, WMCTV reports.
The “Exalted Cyclops,” who also likes to be called “Edward,” is furious after the Memphis City Council voted to re-christen three city parks
that were named in honor of slave-owning leaders of the Confederacy. Members of the council want the city to move forward from the racial tensions
that have plagued it in the past".
Little snippet from article.
I sure hope I'm doing this right. I just wanted to share what's going on near my hometown.
This sure makes me sad. Memphis, TN was where I was born and raised. I no longer live there but am very near.
I found out about this rally today and wanted to share, I didn't see anything on the search, please don't shoot the messenger.
I will say that racial tension is still very ramped in and around Memphis, TN.
Martin Luther King Jr. tried to stand up to this racial tension and tried to conquer it but got shot down for this.
Memphis, TN is still very divided. I see it, and I feel it. That is why it makes me sad.
I don't understand why we all can't just get along for real. Everywhere I go I put on my smile for the day.
Racial tension still soars high in the inner city. I will try and link a few more sources.
I DO NOT agree with this rally. I am actually terribly scared for this rally to happen. Memphis, TN is majority black. The city wants to change the
names of some parks. These names include people that owned slaves.
There is no reason for this rally, except the kkk don't want the names of the parks changed.
If you read the article you will find that the park of the first grand wizard of the kkk which was Nathan Bedford Forrest, will be changed. He is
known for massacring black soldiers during the civil war.
So many conspiracies fly in and out. What about the kkk?
First thread so super nervous...I usually only write poetry. I found this rally very disturbing to say the
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Update already! Today it has been stated that the renaming of the parks was going to be disallowed but under the TN state legislature it is allowed to
retain their new names.
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This news article just came out I do believe 3 hours ago.
The Memphis police department has to protect the kkk even though the head of the department doesn't agree with what the kkk stands for.
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