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Klu Klux Klan

The Ku Klux Klan (/ˈk ˈklʌks ˈklænˈkj/),[a] commonly called the KKK or simply the Klan, refers to three distinct secret movements at different points in time in the history of the United States. Each has advocated extremist reactionary positions such as white supremacywhite nationalismanti-immigration and—especially in later iterations—Nordicism[7][8] and anti-Catholicism. Historically, the KKK used terrorism—both physical assault and murder—against groups or individuals whom they opposed.[9] All three movements have called for the "purification" of American society and all are considered right-wing extremistorganizations.[10][11][12][13] In each era, membership was secret and estimates of the total were highly exaggerated by both the friends and enemies. (Read more on Wikipedia)

Klu Klux Klan in the twentieth century: the rise and decline of KKK (New Georgia Encyclopedia)
Klu Klux Klan: A history of racism 
When bigotry paraded through the streets (The Atlantic)