Racists of Reddit

Among the many fascinating conversations of Reddit, someone asked the ‘Ask me anything’ channel: “Anyone who has been a member of the Klu Klux Klan. What was the experience like?”

The discussion is fascinating, albeit entirely from the point of view of family members who disagree with their family’s pro-KKK views so far.

I always wonder, how do white nationalists meet, or reveal their beliefs?

It’s sort of complicated.

They don’t ever really reveal their views unless they know for sure the other person is also a white nationalist.

I think that a lot of white nationalists are born into the ideology, and because their parents bring them to white nationalist events they’ll start to meet a lot of other white nationalists. As you get older your network of white nationalist acquaintances and friends will grow.

It seems if you know the right people you can find a white nationalist group in just about any city. My oldest brother found out his university had a secret neo-nazi student club because my oldest brother met someone at this white power event who had a relative that went to the same university.

Did your parents know they were both white nationalist before they started dating?

No. I don’t think either one of them knew before they started dating. I know my dad planned to “convert” my mom. That wasn’t needed because coincidentally she too was a white nationalist. I don’t know how they ever found out about each others beliefs. Maybe their university had a secret neo-nazi club too.

From an anthropological point of view, the comment is fascinating in the way it shows the difficulty of being a KKK member, and echoes the difficulties faced by a lot of other minorities in finding people to date. The irony is strong in this one.

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