Interpreting The Clansm A Historical Romance Of The Ku Klux Klan And The Kloran

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Interpreting The Clansman: A Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan and the “Kloran”
Thomas Dixon Jr. wrote The Clansman: A Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan (or simply The Clansman) which was based largely on his background in religion. He was a Southern Baptist minister. The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is a Christian denomination based in the United States. It is the world 's largest Baptist denomination and the largest Protestant body in the United States.
The Ku Klux Klan is fundamentally a white supremacist group that believes the Caucasian race is inherently above all others in the eyes of God. They are well organized, to the point that they use the “Kloran” as a sort of guideline for their rituals and practices. As a primary source of knowledge, the “Kloran” Both socially and politically, the Ku Klux Klan has inspired racism and civic divide in the United states. The Kloran was even copyrighted in 1917 (Jackson, 6). The Clansman works to justify this divide by claiming white racial superiority. Since “The Clansman” there has been historical evidence of the Klan’s influence on politics and society.
Through propaganda and editorialized works of hate like both The Clansman and the Kloran, violence is provoked through justification of religion. The Ku Klux Klan has operated based on numerous agendas, all of which are based on racial tension. Most currently, The Ku Klux Klan (or simply “KKK”) is the name of three distinct past and present movements in the…

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