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(Some Guy)   In January 1958, about 100 Ku Klux Klansmen held a rally "To put the Lumbee Indians in their place, and to end race mixing." About 1000 Lumbee showed up brandishing shotguns. Hilarity ensued   (ncpedia.org) divider line 81
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2013-09-20 07:20:49 PM
t.fod4.com

When "keepin' it real" goes wrong...


/nailed it
//2x the slashies!
 
2013-09-20 07:32:33 PM
Well that was a satisfying read!
 
2013-09-20 07:33:45 PM
 Rally around the klansmen
With a pocket full of shells
 
2013-09-20 07:33:50 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
Approves.
 
2013-09-20 07:47:11 PM
I've worked with relatives of some of the Lumbees who were at Hayes Pond when they drove out the KKK (getting a kick, etc.) and as part of my job, I hopefully will get to interview the brother of one of the leaders of the "resistance" that kicked the Klan out of Robeson County forever. He's quite elderly and like many of the other Lumbees at Hayes Pond, fought in WWII. Given all the medals the guy got in the war, I reckon a bunch of racist old men and their families was practically child's play.

I think my favourite part about that story (aside from the cheeky photo with the KKK flag in Charlotte, which is classic) is that the idiot who organized the Klan rally happened to bring his wife and kid along (as did a lot of other Klansmen), and he left both of them behind to save his own ass, promptly getting arrested by the local sheriff and tossed in jail for inciting a riot. Supposedly, the wife and kid hopped into a car, tried to quickly escape and got stuck in a ditch. A few Lumbee men were kind enough to push them out and send them on their way.

My second favourite part is that after the Klansmen were routed, the Lumbee took all the robes, flags, etc. back to town and held a rally of their own, even wearing the abandoned robes as a joke. Then, of course, it all got tossed on the bonfire. For them, it was a glorious night. The KKK flag made its way to Charlotte with some Lumbee dudes who were interviewed by national and international press, and of course they posed with it for the classic photo in LIFE magazine.

As a side note, there's a few people (all white or otherwise non-American Indian, in my experience) who think that the Lumbee aren't a "real" American Indian tribe and ought to just be treated as some loose collection of mixed race folks. Ignoring the fact that there's tens of thousands of Lumbee who would take issue with that, they've been struggling to achieve full federal recognition (which they kinda have in name, but certainly not in practice) for a very long time, and in the last few years they've come closer than ever. I hope it happens soon - they deserve it. And they have a rich, full history that deserves more attention than it currently gets. So I'm delighted to see this story end up on Fark.

(I'll shut up and go back to lurking now.)
 
2013-09-20 07:53:14 PM

Centurion Wind: I've worked with relatives of some of the Lumbees who were at Hayes Pond when they drove out the KKK (getting a kick, etc.) and as part of my job, I hopefully will get to interview the brother of one of the leaders of the "resistance" that kicked the Klan out of Robeson County forever. He's quite elderly and like many of the other Lumbees at Hayes Pond, fought in WWII. Given all the medals the guy got in the war, I reckon a bunch of racist old men and their families was practically child's play.

I think my favourite part about that story (aside from the cheeky photo with the KKK flag in Charlotte, which is classic) is that the idiot who organized the Klan rally happened to bring his wife and kid along (as did a lot of other Klansmen), and he left both of them behind to save his own ass, promptly getting arrested by the local sheriff and tossed in jail for inciting a riot. Supposedly, the wife and kid hopped into a car, tried to quickly escape and got stuck in a ditch. A few Lumbee men were kind enough to push them out and send them on their way.

My second favourite part is that after the Klansmen were routed, the Lumbee took all the robes, flags, etc. back to town and held a rally of their own, even wearing the abandoned robes as a joke. Then, of course, it all got tossed on the bonfire. For them, it was a glorious night. The KKK flag made its way to Charlotte with some Lumbee dudes who were interviewed by national and international press, and of course they posed with it for the classic photo in LIFE magazine.

As a side note, there's a few people (all white or otherwise non-American Indian, in my experience) who think that the Lumbee aren't a "real" American Indian tribe and ought to just be treated as some loose collection of mixed race folks. Ignoring the fact that there's tens of thousands of Lumbee who would take issue with that, they've been struggling to achieve full federal recognition (which they kinda have in name, but certainly not in practice) for a very long time, and in the last few years they've come closer than ever. I hope it happens soon - they deserve it. And they have a rich, full history that deserves more attention than it currently gets. So I'm delighted to see this story end up on Fark.

(I'll shut up and go back to lurking now.)


Awesomeness. Thanks for the details
 
2013-09-20 07:55:41 PM
And despite all that, the Lumbee are still not federally recognized...

/this is the same county that was the site of an anti-Confederate insurgency from 1864-1872
 
2013-09-20 08:11:30 PM

HeartBurnKid: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 240x290]
Approves.


www.pwhf.org

Also approves!
 
2013-09-20 08:18:04 PM
I think this was the plot of Porky's II.
 
2013-09-20 08:21:26 PM

Choo-Choo Bear: Clicking on the KKK banner picture towards the bottom gets you to the January 1958 issue of Life magazine, with some pretty funny old adverts.


with a story about "Big Brother" parents being too involved in their children's live
 
2013-09-20 08:34:48 PM
HOMER-'If I had my gun I'd kill you"

SALES-DUDE/obama-"Yeah, well, ya don't"
 
2013-09-20 08:38:47 PM
Once again;  I don't have problems with firearms.  I have problems with idiots with firearms.
 
2013-09-20 08:50:25 PM
Clerk-"The law requires a 5 day waiting period and background check"

Homer-"5 DAYS ? But I'm mad now"

I know the feeling,

LOCK AND FARKING LOAD !
 
2013-09-20 09:43:33 PM
screenagekicks.files.wordpress.com

Approves.

/hot link
//c'mon farkers yer all slipping here.
 
2013-09-20 10:05:25 PM
Awesome. Never heard about this before, and my dad is a Lumbee. I'll have to forward this to him, although I'm sure he's heard about it.
 
2013-09-20 10:05:38 PM

jamspoon: SithLord: I guess 2nd Amendment works, right libbies?

How many of them had automatic weapons?

If they'd had modern weapons it would have only taken itchy trigger squeeze and there'd have been a bloodbath


Dead klansmen?

This certified cracker says... shiat happens.
 
2013-09-20 10:17:25 PM

HeartBurnKid: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 240x290]
Approves.


Yup. That dude actually IS a Lumbee.
 
2013-09-20 10:35:50 PM
Lumbees aren't even real Indians.
 
2013-09-20 11:02:24 PM

Marshal805: HeartBurnKid: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 240x290]
Approves.

Yup. That dude actually IS a Lumbee.


Yeah, I know.  That's why I immediately thought of him.  I have fond childhood memories of Bobby Heenan calling him a "lumpy Indian".
 
2013-09-20 11:11:05 PM

radarlove: RanDomino: The Ku Klux Klan was active in North Carolina into the 1960s, but they never held another public meeting in Robeson County.

Hey liberals, tell me another bed-time story about how violence never works.

The KKK is still America's largest hate group and still disenfranchises/tortures/murders hundreds of minorities every year.

So...it didn't work.


[citation needed]
 
2013-09-20 11:12:41 PM

snowshovel: Interesting that you put the side of the "liberals" on the Native American side, which would leave the "conservatives" as being the KKK members, who when faced in an actual gun-toting situation, all ran like roaches for dark places instead of bootstrapping up.

Yes, very interesting....

Also note that the liberals fired shots into the air, and not into congress people you disagree with, school children, or shipyards full of people just doing their jobs.


Turpentine isn't intended for drinking. Your first part is nonsense that comes about due to some delusional reading talent you're utilizing. The second half alludes to an anti-globalist socialist and two outright psychotics.

It's like you're trying to be nonsensical. In that regards, kudos.

jso2897: Gotta love the right-wing gun freaks trying to co-opt the civil rights movement - when, in that time, they would have been on the other side - and were. Check your history.


You might want to check your history. The gun nuts were generally on the side of the minorities. The gun control activists were generally reactionaries against minorities with guns.
 
2013-09-20 11:25:19 PM

Straelbora: Hot Lumbee singer from Robeson Country, NC:

http://www.janamashonee.com/

A true temptress to miscegenation and the watering down of the Aryan race.


She looks rather pale.

/all I got was a blank page
 
2013-09-21 12:12:30 AM

OnlyM3: Events like this are exactly why democrats started passing gun control laws.
The Racist Roots of Gun Control


Tell us again who was the gun-grabbing commie pinko liberal who banned open carry in California, and who was open carrying that so upset him and the legislature.
 
2013-09-21 12:27:01 AM

OgreMagi: When the police can't or won't deal with scum like the KKK (typically because they are part of the scum kkk) then it is the duty of the citizens to take matters into their own hands.

This is not the only incident of well armed minorities ensuring justice.  A 2nd Amendment win.


Agreed.

Now its time for people to stop treating the WBC so gently. Instead of letting them scream their lunacy, have a big group show up and beat the shiat out of them. They might want a reason to sue, but they dont want to die over it.
 
2013-09-21 01:10:29 AM

Zeb Hesselgresser: "God made man, but Samuel Colt made them equal"
                       -  Omar Shariff


Actually, that'd be Vigo Mortensen.

(favorite movie is Hidalgo) ;)
 
2013-09-21 02:12:04 AM

jso2897: ClavellBCMI: jamspoon: SithLord: I guess 2nd Amendment works, right libbies?

How many of them had automatic weapons?

If they'd had modern weapons it would have only taken itchy trigger squeeze and there'd have been a bloodbath

Hell, I'm surprised one of 'em didn't have an old Tommy gun with them. One 100-round drum of .45 ACP would have done the job.

Gotta love the right-wing gun freaks trying to co-opt the civil rights movement - when, in that time, they would have been on the other side - and were. Check your history.


Quoting this again to make sure you see it:

OnlyM3: Events like this are exactly why democrats started passing gun control laws.
The Racist Roots of Gun Control


See also: Al Jazeera on inherent racist implications of American gun control

/not a republican or a teabagger or a libertarian
//would be a consistent D voter if it wasn't for this bullshiat and for the drug prohibition
 
2013-09-21 05:50:59 AM

jamspoon: SithLord: I guess 2nd Amendment works, right libbies?

How many of them had automatic weapons?

If they'd had modern weapons it would have only taken itchy trigger squeeze and there'd have been a bloodbath


In 1958? Some of them probably had machine guns. You could still buy your service rifle after your enlistment was done at the time and you could bring back war trophies. Not to mention the Civilian Marksmanship Program, no background checks, and mail order firearms.The country has been awash in 'military style' magazine fed semi-auto firearms for quite some time comrade.

Still think the whole situation was amusing.
 
2013-09-21 04:39:17 PM
radarlove
The KKK is still America's largest hate group and still disenfranchises/tortures/murders hundreds of minorities every year.

So...it didn't work.


It wasn't tried everywhere. Let's see the stats for this county.


420Gabriel
Now its time for people to stop treating the WBC so gently. Instead of letting them scream their lunacy, have a big group show up and beat the shiat out of them. They might want a reason to sue, but they dont want to die over it.

That's not an effective way of breaking up a cult. Those people need deprogramming. Putting pressure on a cult causes it to go off the deep end and implode in a way that is usually in the headlines for a few weeks.
 
2013-09-21 09:19:05 PM
those Lumbee sound like gun nuts with small penises who own weapons because of their small penises. Penises.
 
2013-09-21 09:24:12 PM

RanDomino: That's not an effective way of breaking up a cult. Those people need deprogramming. Putting pressure on a cult causes it to go off the deep end and implode in a way that is usually in the headlines for a few weeks.


The cult will die out when their leader dies.  Hopefully his demise will be embarrassing and extremely painful.
 
2013-09-21 10:28:47 PM

MrBentor: Raven Darke: They'd crashed an Asatru blot ..... "We practice the old ways. None of this turning the other cheek crap. Fark with us and we'll get you.".....

And if you don't know there can be animal sacrifice at a blot... and since humans are a form of animal... well... and that's the rest of the story (or how it should have ended.)


It's been long time since an enemy was spreadeagled by the Fyrd, too. Woden would have been pleased.
 
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