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Old 01-08-2010, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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Default KKK In Canon City

Someone from co told me canon city has the most kkk members in the nation. She says the city is loaded with racists. Is this true ?
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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You sure they weren't referring to 100 years ago?
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Someone from co told me canon city has the most kkk members in the nation. She says the city is loaded with racists. Is this true ?
Why don't you plan a vacation to find out?
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Old 06-09-2010, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Someone from co told me canon city has the most kkk members in the nation. She says the city is loaded with racists. Is this true ?
Here is a good link to fill you in on the history of the Klan in Canon City:
Ku Klux Klan

The movement was big here in the 1920's with a resurgence in the late 1940's to mid 1960's.
Thankfully, the Klan no longer has a presence here - at least not above ground.
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Old 06-10-2010, 02:14 AM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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My family lives/works in cc. They seem to like it quite well & have never heard anything about the kkk in cc. It was someone else who told me online. Racism is everywhere incl small town america.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:54 AM
 
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I can and will confirm that the Klan is alive and well in all parts of Colorado...Just because you don't see them, doesn't mean they aren't there....
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Laguna Beach CA./Denver CO.
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Ya, I have run into them a few times, they are pretty fast right out of the gate but in the end the Land Rover always wins.
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Old 04-11-2011, 12:02 AM
 
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I know ther is still alot of racist people in canyon city when i wrestled against them back in high school our teams almost got in a fight because they called us spics at weigh ins and it just wasn't us in wrestling multiple sports aswell as schools in the surrounding area had experiences aswell and just alot of dirty looks from people but im not saying all of them are racist but canyon city is known for having a reputation atleast in the sports world for having racist gestures/comments against competitors i know for sures both african american and hispanic racial slures have been thrown across the table atleast back when i was there 2005-2009 the crowd through beans at a team and told them that beaners should go back where they came from just things like that there a trip.
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:05 AM
 
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back when i was there 2005-2009 the crowd through beans at a team and told them that beaners should go back where they came from
Wow... I grew up in TX in a predominantly white area next to a city that was predominantly black and hispanic, and even our high school crowd wasn't that racist. The KKK was active in our area, but EVERYONE saw them as idiotic rednecks. Even a lot of our rednecks! lol
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:09 AM
 
Location: The Big CO
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There are probably underground Klan members in every state in America. The Klan chapters that I have heard are alive and well from the history channel are mainly situated in the Midwest and South. Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee have the most, according to the history channel at least. However, it also said the most Neo-Nazis in America are located in California. I am sure there are still underground Klan members in CO, but its not popular. You see more Neo-Nazi drug pushers and gangs in CO, just like California. There is racism everywhere. Especially small towns. I remember when I was driving into the SoCal area from NorCal, we stopped in a small town along the way and it was just like any small town in America. Of course, a lot of the racism here in SW states has to do with Chicanos/Mexicans (thats one of our largest groups of people in the SW), but there is african american racism in Denver and C-Springs, because they have pretty significant african americans populations. All in all, racism is everywhere, and some places are worse than others with racism.
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