Watched a disturbing documentary about the KKK yesterday - gave me shivers. The worst part (OK, one of the worst parts!) was that one of the head dudes looked JUST like my dad!! Big floppy ears and hate filled eyes and all!!! And my dad always said his family had to change their names when they moved from NC to SC cus his dad killed somebody.... what an awful heritage, to be related to such a creature! It would be like being related to Hitler!
Much as I love living in the south, it is embarrassing to be associated with such a history of bigotry... checking out internet KKK stuff now. There is actually a gift shop that sells little ceramic KKK figurines with light-up eyes - they look like little ghosts. Serves them right to be made into silly-looking objects.