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(Huntsville Times)   Alabama man arrested for shouting 'grow up' at klan rally   ( divider line
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2002-03-27 12:23:27 AM  
Imperial Wizard Rusty Draper of Hartselle, of America's Invisible Empire, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, said Klansmen were protesting a requirement by a sixth-grade English teacher at East Lawrence School that students compile 30 pages of research on black people in February for Black History Month.

I would protest that, too. 30 pages? I don't even have to do that much work over a semester of college. Jeebus!
2002-03-27 04:51:31 AM  
30 pages for 6th graders?... sounds like were just hearing Part of the story here.
2002-03-27 04:53:01 AM  
and from the article.....
''I thought the matter had been resolved when the teacher agreed to reduce the number of Klansmen were protesting a requirement by a sixth-grade English teacher at East Lawrence School that students compile 30 pages of research on black people in February for Black History Month.

2002-03-27 04:54:48 AM  
Maybe they could meet half way on the issue and have the kids do 15 pages on black history and 15 pages on why the Klan are a bunch of slack jawed yokels.
2002-03-27 04:57:12 AM  
After all the dust settled there was actually a very good lesson to be learned about race relations.

I have no clue what that lesson is......
Best guess is "don't taunt rednecks by yelling southern slurs." Yeah, that's what this country needs, a redneck history month.
2002-03-27 05:02:09 AM  
"Imperial Wizard of America's Invisible Empire, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan"

Now thats some title!, certainly sounds better than Rusty Draper
2002-03-27 05:03:02 AM  
"Imperial Wizard Rusty Draper of Hartselle, of America's Invisible Empire, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan..."

Have they been playing too much D&D lately?
2002-03-27 05:05:38 AM  
when they say compile, methinks they want the kids to get 30 pages of research. not write 30 pages. and since it's just "black peeps throughout history", 30 pages ain't nuthin'
2002-03-27 05:10:27 AM  
2002-03-27 05:12:49 AM  
30 pages of anything sounds like a lot of work to set for 6th graders. MOst of my uni assignments were only 16 pages.

I agree that it sounds like we're hearing just edited highlights of the story, but the Klan still give me the creeps.
2002-03-27 05:14:31 AM  
I always wonder what kinda magic an emperial wizard can do.
2002-03-27 05:20:22 AM  
I wanna be a wizard! I want laser eyes! BZZZT!
2002-03-27 05:21:15 AM  
I wish people woulld just refer to history as history instead of breaking it into groups.

I'm so sick of hearing about black this and black that. Do we refer to space exploration or disease research as "white" history? No, because that would be racist, right? Right?

This is the sort of thing that will ensure that whole new generations will grow up thinking there's some big difference between the races.

We all need to start playing by the same rules with this shiat. If a bunch of white folks marching is racist, then so is a group of black people. If white "pride" is racist, then so is black "pride".

If you want equality, stop with the double standards.
2002-03-27 05:23:17 AM  
I'm surprised this isn't [image from too old to be available] ?
2002-03-27 05:23:47 AM  
Before anyone reads anything into my last post, I am most certainly NOT a racist. I just hate stupid people, and there are enough of them to make it a full time job.
2002-03-27 05:25:27 AM  
"We don't appreciate that kind of language, riotmonger! Interrupting this peaceful Hate Rally is a CRIME!"
2002-03-27 05:27:10 AM  
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2002-03-27 05:32:51 AM  
it's going to be a hispanic/mexican history month in a few years so get with the program.
2002-03-27 05:33:11 AM  
and you people think texas is scary...
2002-03-27 05:40:55 AM  
I'm so curious, and I'm so curious, and I'm so curious, and I've got laser eyes HEY!
2002-03-27 05:41:04 AM  
Inciting a riot is serious business. Remember that the next time you tell somebody to "grow up"!

P.S. Black history month is a real waste of valuable time.
2002-03-27 05:41:35 AM  
Why am I not surprised that the guy's name is Rusty?
2002-03-27 05:43:39 AM  
And the KKK is a real waste of valuable oxygen.
2002-03-27 05:45:58 AM  
Yelling "grow up" is inciting a riot? WTF?

I would of yelled "evolve".
2002-03-27 05:46:20 AM  
Frank...EnemyFrank can i say bodydouble?
2002-03-27 05:47:06 AM  
Lalala isn't that what the clan is saying to blacks?
2002-03-27 05:48:02 AM  
And since this is fark, I better say something about blacks. Well, um, they should uh just mix black history with white history and every other kind of history as you know, American history.
2002-03-27 05:48:39 AM  
Given the whole Time Magainze thing, the following disclaimer should appear:

Please Note: The appearance of a reference to a site that happens to mention the KKK is in no way an endorsement of their activities (even though they have a right to it, I guess). So don't think Fark has anything to do with the KKK or anything like that. Oh, and we love AOL-Time-Warner-CNN. Just don't read the comments.
2002-03-27 05:55:13 AM  
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2002-03-27 05:58:59 AM  
However, I will give the klan credit for interesting titles such Imperial Wizard, Exalted Cyclopes, and Grand Goblin. Sure, you probably won't get laid for 10 years and even trekkies will point at you and smirk "nerd" but man, who doesn't want to be a Goblin?


? Sure.
2002-03-27 06:15:49 AM  

I'd rather be gobbled, thanks.
2002-03-27 06:17:51 AM  
Surely shouting abuse at the KKK is just exercising the right to free speech? I'd get a lawyer if I was him. Just sue everyone to be on the safe side.

On a scary note, that rally should have earned at least 2000 experience points for the grand wizard. That will make him level 5 and he can cast fireballs now - that evil black/jewish/freemason conspiricy had better watch out!
2002-03-27 06:30:14 AM  
I personally believe that atleast 20% of visitors to Fark are either a part of a racist organisation or share similar beliefs.
2002-03-27 06:36:39 AM  

And I personally believe that if you lived here and had to put up with this stupid shiat on a daily basis you'd feel differently.
2002-03-27 06:38:13 AM  

I don't consider myself racist, but if everything is supposed to be about EQUALITY, then doesn't it seem fair that there should also be a WHITE HISTORY MONTH?
2002-03-27 06:40:58 AM  

I think we'd all be better of if there was just a HISTORY month. There doesn't need to be a black or white anything.
2002-03-27 06:44:56 AM  
"The KKK took my baby away! They took her away, away from me!"
2002-03-27 06:45:50 AM  
Good points EnemyFrank.

Why is it that the people who scream about wanting "equality" the most seem to be the same people drawing lines of distinction? How does this bring us together as a nation, when all they continually do is divide???
2002-03-27 06:48:12 AM  
EnemyFrank - Spot on.

Consider this: If you had x-ray vision,(as an imperial wizard would) would be able to see through wall and the like?

NO imperial wizard you would NOT see through walls because first you would need a source of x rays to give somehing for your x-ray vision to recieve. This would give people cancer and the like, rendering them dead.

In short, KKK rodger small animals.
2002-03-27 06:49:47 AM  
When the hell is WHITE HISTORY MONTH???????/

every month.
2002-03-27 06:55:52 AM  

I agree 100% with you. Just sick and tired of constantly hearing about the injustices of the black population.

I never owned a slave. As far as I'm concerned Rosa Parks, or anybody, can sit anywhere on that damn bus they want to. However, if I am more qualified for a job than the other applicant, who happens to be black, I think it is bullshiat and it pisses me off to KNOW that he is going to get the job because he is black. And if he doesn't get the job there is some organization like the NAACP who is going to claim racist employment practices by the potential employer. That is BS.

In my opinion, the NAACP is every bit as racist as the KKK.

By the way, I do not belong, nor would I ever belong to either group.
2002-03-27 06:59:37 AM  

Every month, huh? I think you need to step away from the computer once in a while, step outside, and see the real world.
2002-03-27 07:01:27 AM  
In Harmonia World, everyday's an AOL day!

(Offer exludes Tuesday)
2002-03-27 07:04:04 AM  
Who here thinks the sheriff is a member or sympathizer of the KKK? What a farked up situation.

I'm all for free speech and everything but I don't think the KKK should be allowed to hold a protest outside of a school. How many black kids in there were scared out of their minds? How many black parents were? Hell, I'm white and if I were there I'd be scared too.

I agree with EnemyFrank on the whole 'History' instead of 'Black/Women's/ History' month. That stuff just makes me sick. Here's what we do: someone make a year-long calendar with a different ethnicity/religion/sex/lifestyle/etc on every day. Each day the kids get something different to study, the news people can do their little 2 minutes of what the group is about. Everyone gets equal time and the kids/community learn about diversity. Any takers?
2002-03-27 07:06:40 AM  
Blueknightryder7, I dont use computers, never got the hang of them.

I was thinking about accessing that Internet thing, but I never got asround to it.
2002-03-27 07:13:57 AM  
hey I want fairness.

During WWII, all the Japanese-American in the US were forced into small dusty camps and many had to build and live off what was basically a desert.

They were forced to leave their houses and belongings behind to go into camps (which were often stolen). Many were forced to work in "the white mans" fields as labor and the standard rape, forced prostitution, and murders happened.

Also many Japanese-American babies only had paper toe tags as IDs which later wore away and destroyed forever displacing the child from their parents. Many babies grew up without their parents because they didn't know who they were and the parents, years later, couldn't ID their own grown child.

Maybe we should have a Japanese History month, or possibley a Chinese History month (who do you think built most of the first US railways?).

No, we shouldn't need a month to remind us of what happened in US history. We should teach the bloody details of what happened as well as the achievments of individuals equally.

Every countries histroy books are baised based on who is currently in power at the time. This includes the US.
2002-03-27 07:21:07 AM  
Saw a klan march one time a few years ago. There was a kid who was about 10 years old leading the group, carrying a rebel flag and leading the chants down the street. It was enough to make you sick.
2002-03-27 07:21:57 AM  
KKK members seem exiting voting booths for a new White History month referendum:
[image from too old to be available]
As long as we have ignorant rednecks representing such a worthy cause, alas, it will never come to pass.
2002-03-27 07:22:36 AM  
Hey Sushihead,

We don't have a Japanese or Chinese history month because we don't have Japanese or Chinese Americans clamoring for it. I think you're absolutely right, though - we should just teach it the way it happened.
2002-03-27 07:23:03 AM  
I say we just have "Racist Asshole Month" and teach about all kinds of racism, here and abroad, committing by white peole, and the few times it's committed against white people, and remind losers like Harmonia and Goatman that the UK invented the ideology of race that we currently use, and the British Empire was responsible for a lot of the shiatty state the world is in today, especially in southern Asia and the Middle East.
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