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Posts Tagged ‘Ku Klux Klan’

CNN Asks Marketing Experts If the KKK Can ‘Rebrand’

CNN KKK rebrandWe don’t blame you at all.

If you had a blog, and said that one of America’s largest and “most trusted” news sources asked such a heinous question, we would have thought it was you smoking Rob Ford’s crack. Nonetheless, there’s the screen grab asking the earnest question “Can the Klan rebrand?”

In an effort to strike a chord with viewers (or strike a match and burn the network to the ground), CNN decided on a secondary story that would be fitting for a 73-year-old-bigot named Frazier Glenn Cross, a white supremacist and avowed anti-Semite, in the back of a police car, spitting, “Heil Hitler!”

And from there, we get a marketing question?! Yeah.  Read more

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School Named After KKK Leader Gets Expelled … Finally

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And yes, the school’s theme song was “Rebel Yell.” Classy.

In case you haven’t noticed your calendar in the last, say … century … it’s 2013.

A year known to many as high-tech and carefree, love for all mankind, accepting of just about anything. Back a couple of years ago, say … 153 of them … people were different. You see, there were these backward-ass country bumpkins who thought certain folk should be subservient to others based on how they looked.

It’s a long story but I’ll paraphrase: These inbred hicks revolted and caused a big stink. Many other more civil-thinking people fought for an end of this depraved mentality, and then this guy named Abe who sported this righteous beard told those innocent people to go find their own home. Something about a proclamation or some such. (See there, PBS? And you didn’t want to hire me to do voice-over work.)

So, why discuss the difference in years? Here’s whyRead more

The KKK Wants In On This Whole ‘Rebranding’ Thing

Say you’re a deeply hated racist organization desperate to stay relevant in an era of dwindling membership, a terrible reputation and–you know–the modern world. Say a certain non-white president just got re-elected. What would you do?

Well, the infamous white knights of the Ku Klux Klan have decided to attack their PR problem from two directions by blanketingtarget communities” with inflammatory fliers while letting the press know that they’ve totally changed–like, for realsies this time.

You might be surprised to learn that the folks behind the KKK are no strangers to branding exercises: they used a 2011 protest by the infamous Westboro Baptist Church to effectively say “Hey, at least we’re not as bad as these guys”. According to a group spokesman who discussed the future of hateful white men with a Denver Fox affiliate, the KKK “[doesn't] hate anyone”. They just want to ensure that “good things come to our race” (by excluding other races).

We’ll just let Stephen Colbert take it from here: