Tennesee GOV. Bill Lee signs a proclamation honoring early KKK member
Nathan Bedford Forrest. Despite backlash from the controversy, GOV. Bill Lee moved forward with the Proclamation, dubbing it "Nathan Bedford Forrest Day"
which caused Sen. Ted Cruz to tweet, "This Is Wrong".
Nathan Bedford Forrest was not only a member of the KKK but he was the first Grand Wizard and slave trader.
Most people are unaware that Tennessee is where the KKK was founded.
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Rep. Steve Cohen Tweeted this response.
"We should not be honoring Nathan Bedford Forrest, the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and the perpetrator of the massacre at Fort Pillow. Gov. Lee should be bringing #Tennessee into the 21st century not backsliding into the 19th."
Tennessee has a long history of racism in its state and some Black people have claimed there are some areas that a Black person can't even drive through at night. The fact that the Governor of Tennessee would sign a proclamation honoring this racist scumbag is not only appalling but it says a lot about the state of Tennessee.
The Black Lives Matter chapter in Dayton Ohio is scheduled to hold a rally on Saturday, May 25. Unfortunately for them, they will be met with resistance as the hate group called the Honorable Sacred Knights, which is affiliated with the KKK in Indiana, will also be there to have a rally.
Black Lives Matter purposely scheduled their rally on this day to counter the KKK’s rally which already scheduled for May 25.
Carlos Buford, the organizer of the BLM chapter released a statement, explaining the reason for holding the rally on the same day as the KKK’s rally.
“Our Black community is facing astronomical levels of systemic racism and the launch of Black Lives Matter Dayton would like to be that bridge of hope for Black citizens by focusing on challenging laws and policies that keep Black people and communities oppressed and terrorized by police brutality,” Buford wrote on the group’s GoFundMepage.
Some people in the Dayton area fear that the event could turn into a powder keg.
The two sides may clash on this day in a way that is similar to Charlottesville.
As it was admitted by a KKK member, White supremacist organizations have their members everywhere in America. The KKK member gleefully stated that there KKK members in politics, some of them are Judges, some of them are lawyers but the main thing that stuck out was how happy he was to admit that a lot of them are in law enforcement.
One Virginia Capitol Police Officer, Sgt. Robert A. Stamm has been connected to an extremist group called Asatru. According to the New York Times, the FBI foiled a plot by extremists in the Asatru faith to attack Black churches.
Per the New York Times-
Sgt. Robert A. Stamm of the Virginia Division of Capitol Police was fired this week after an investigation into a report that he had ties to white nationalists.
Victor Jarome Morrow