The new face of the Ku Klux Klan

A Klansman raises his left arm during a "white power" chant.
A Klansman performs a “white power” salute.

An adopt-a-highway initiative has highlighted a different face of the White supremacist movement. Imperial wizard Frank Ancona of the Texas HQ told us what’s up.

Metro: How are you trying to engage with the community?

Ancona: We want to keep it together. The highway is one thing but the main point is neighborhood security. If we become aware of crime we are very active in reporting it.

How has the Klan changed to adapt to modern multicultural society?

We are trying to present the right image, that we are nonviolent. There have been problem members but you don’t judge the Catholic church for that. Violence has nothing to do with the Klan.

How much can you tolerate ethnic minorities?

We don’t have a problem with interacting. I myself enjoy the music and culture of other races. But we think there are violent races and we are safer without them.

So, not that much change. Is it difficult to live white-only?

The government is trying to make it difficult, but we work hard to preserve our culture.

What is your goal?

To see the Klan influential. We are opening new chapters in Canada, U.K. and Switzerland, so I believe we can do it.



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