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Definition of Kkk

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radical white-supremacist organization in the United States
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kkk
n : a secret society of white southerners to resist black emancipation [syn: ku klux klan, klan, kkk]



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Noun
1. a secret society of white Southerners in the United States; was formed in the 19th century to resist the emancipation of slaves; used terrorist tactics to suppress Black people
(synonym) Ku Klux Klan, Klan
(hypernym) secret society
(member-meronym) klavern
(classification) South
Kkk Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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The Ku Klux Klan (KKK), informally known as the Klan or the "Hooded Order", is the name of three distinct past and present far-right organizations in the United States, which have advocated extremist reactionary currents such as white supremacy, white nationalism, and anti-immigration, historically expressed through terrorism. Since the mid-20th century, the KKK has also been anti-communist. The current manifestation is splintered into several chapters with no connection to each other; it is classified as a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center. It is estimated to have between 5,000 and 8,000 members as of 2012.

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