A Kinder, Gentler Klan

by
Abby Zimet

Noting that in their declining years they've decided any press is better than no press "as long as you're not a n***er or a Jew," Gawker's Hamilton Nolan bravely sets out to cover the 2012 Faith and Freedom Conference ("Open to ALL Concerned White Patriots— A Great FAMILY Event!"), held last weekend at the Arkansas headquarters of The Knights Party, a prominent branch of the KKK, en route powerfully describing his attempt to absorb the surreal ambient racism and the moment - Trayvon Martin-related - that "you can feel your own hatred coalesce into a hard little nugget." Chilling, instructive.

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