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Society today has been shaped by many factors, dynamic in all aspects for instance
religion, politics. Politics is a common occurrence in our daily spheres of existence, so it is more
of common knowledge. There is religion, which since the early centuries have been the cause of
wars, truces and the face of the then society. Today, though its influence has waned in
comparison, it still continues to play a major role in the shaping of today’s civilization. Consider
the Marxists for instance; these are the reformers of the society that advocate for the change that
is brought about violence. Their concept might occur as almost absurd for those who have not
heard of it (Brooks, 2012).
One would think that extremists are the definition of earthly evil, and quite honestly, they
couldn’t be far off from the truth. Hate groups have long been fueled by this extremist notion,
and what evokes such vile in the society might differ according to the views of various
researchers. The cold long winter of December 1865 saw the birth of Ku Klux Klan, one of the
longest standing and most notable hate groups in America. This period was during the peak of
the white supremacists in the South, and in what seems to have been a defiance move against the
then Republican government, these white supremacists openly and violently intimidated the
black population of the time. The birth of KKK, as it is commonly known as, happened in
Pulaski, Tennessee. The group was founded as a secret club rather for the former Confederate
soldiers than the “terrorist” group it is known as these days. The name is speculated to have been
derived from a Greek word, “kuklos” which means circle (Brooks, 2012).
Back then, the group had support from the mayors, judges, known criminals and sheriffs.
Those who opposed the group were often done to a number of injustices that included lynching,
rape. A member of the group was identified by the long robes and conical hats. These robes were

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Running head: ASSIGNMENT 1 Assignment Name Institution ASSIGNMENT 2 Society today has been shaped by many factors, dynamic in all aspects for instance religion, politics. Politics is a common occurrence in our daily spheres of existence, so it is more of common knowledge. There is religion, which since the early centuries have been the cause of wars, truces and the face of the then society. Today, though its influence has waned in comparison, it still continues to play a major role in the shaping of today’s civilization. Consider the Marxists for instance; these are the reformers of the society that advocate for the change that is brought about violence. Their concept might occur as almost absurd for those who have not heard of it (Brooks, 2012). One would think that extremists are the definition of earthly evil, and quite honestly, they couldn’t be far off from the truth. Hate groups have long been fueled by this extremist notion, and what evokes such vile in the society might differ according to the views of various researchers. The cold long winter of December 1865 saw the birth of Ku Klux Klan, one of the longest standing and most notable hate groups in America. This period was during the peak of the white supremacists in the South, and in what seems to have been a defiance move against the then Republican government, these white supremacists openly and violently intimidated the black population of the time. The birth of KKK, as it is commonly known as, happened i ...
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