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THE EDL EMBARRASSED THEMSELVES IN MANCHESTER THIS WEEKEND
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THE LEADER OF THE “REAL” KKK MESSAGED US ON TWITTER
I’m sure hundreds of people come into this exact problem roughly once every day, but logging into Twitter last week to find a direct message from the leader of the Ku Klux Klan was a new one for me. A kind of awkward but mostly hilarious new one, in that the message was from Bradley Jenkins – the Grand Imperial Wizard of the United Klans of America (UKA) – who told me that Thomas Robb, the guy I spoke to that time a woman set herself on fire and blamed it on the KKK, was the leader of a “fake Klan” and claimed I should speak to him, the leader of the “true Klan”.
The UKA is a faction of the Klan that has historically been associated with extreme acts of violence, like a number of murders throughout the 60s and the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in 1963, which killed four young girls. All the online literature I could find about the UKA (apart from on its own website) referred to the organisation in the past tense, with many stating that it had effectively disbanded after the death of its leader, Robert Shelton, in 2003. I called Bradley to see just how he could be the leader of a defunct organisation and why his gang were more real than Thomas Robb’s gang.
Bradley Jenkins’ friendly Twitter profile picture.
VICE: Hi Bradley. What did you mean when you said I’d spoken to a “fake Klan”?
Bradley Jenkins: We call these other Klans “pop-up Klans”. Our government made it very easy for people to call themselves Klans by splitting all the Klans up. The United Klans of America are the true Klan – we have a history, we have a charter, we’re not a hate organisation; we’re just a fraternal white organisation.
And you consider Thomas Robb’s Knights of the KKK to be a pop-up Klan?
Oh, I won’t even tell you what I think of that man. He used to be a good Klansman, but look at the difference between his website and ours: he’s begging for money on every page. Sure, it takes money to operate, but begging for £20 to £30 a month from people who are losing their jobs just isn’t right.
The EDL is slowly dying in its Union Jack gimp mask.
Sunday marked the 20th Anniversary of the infamous LA Riots, when fires spread all over South Central. The riots thrust America into a state of unrest because thousands of people took to the streets in protest of the acquittal of four Los Angeles Police Department officers, who were on trial for beating black motorist Rodney King damn near to death after a high-speed chase. Today is a good time as any to ask ourselves what we learned from that unjust ass-whooping and the outrage that followed, especially considering many people feel that the Trayvon Martin murder case could elicit the same kind of outrage if the 17-year-old’s killer, George Zimmerman, walks.
Unfortunately when people talk about rioting in relation to these incidents, they often ignore the dysfunctional aspects of our institutions that spurned them on. Riots, like what happened after the officers that went upside King’s head with 56 baton blows were acquitted and what could happen if Zimmerman gets off, don’t erupt in a vacuum. They explode in response to ill racist shit – the kind of shit that allows an assailant to walk away from the scene of the crime, after murdering a 17-year-old boy, and avert getting an official charge for weeks. Solely focusing on the consequences (riots) and not discussing catalysts (racism) is just foolish.
Read the full article here
If you don’t know who Roy Chubby Brown is, congratulate yourself on having lived a far happier existence than you could have otherwise done thus far. Now, if you want an idea of who Roy Chubby Brown is, think of him as Bernard Manning for the post 9/11 age, or a less subtle Jim Davidson, or the worst man in the world. He makes Ricky Gervais’ recent gaffes look like political correctness gone mad with a gun. He is a racist comedian who isn’t funny, which I guess just makes him a racist.
Read the full article here
This is presidential candidate Rick Santorum (holy shit does that look scary written down) delivering a speech in Janesville, Wisconsin a couple of days ago. And, as you can see in the above video, it seems like he might have been on the verge of calling Obama a “nigger”.
As unlikely as it seems that he was actually going to describe Barack as “the anti-war, government nigger”, there also aren’t that many other words beginning with “nig” that he might have been saying as an alternative. I guess he could have been calling him a niggler? Or niggardly? IDK.
See the video here.
Someone called Liam Stacey found footballer Fabrice Muamba’s mid-game heart attack so hilarious he decided to tweet: “LOL, Fuck Muamba. He’s dead !!! #Haha”, followed by a plethora of racism that makes a Fleshlight look classy.
Read the full article here.
Glasgow’s confusing football rivalry is perhaps best personified in a guy named Abdul Rafiq. He’s a Rangers fan who’s been banned from all football grounds for five years for singing anti-Catholic songs. He also happens to be the only Muslim member of right-wing nationalist group the English Defence League. We’re pretty much BFFs now, so I called him up for a chat.
Read our interview with Abdul, and watch the trailer for our documentary about Glasgow’s football rivalry here.
No one admits to being racist, but nearly everyone has some traces of prejudice somewhere inside them. When a white basketball player dunks, it seems natural to yell out something like, “Whooo, white boy got hops!” but you’d never, ever say, “Man, that black guy can dunk!” And when you see a white guy in a tracksuit, what’s your first thought? It’s that he’s Russian, right? Fucking racist. We went out and asked people what some of the stereotypes they had heard of were.
Read what people said here.
I’ve hung out with a rainbow spectrum of pro-white groups (filming documentaries, not lynching blacks, I hasten to add). Last year, I drank Swiss coffee in the Mississippi woods with an alumnus of the 1960s Ku Klux Klan. Spend time with white nationalists and you soon see there is all sorts of in-house head-butting and head-scratching over who is white and who is not.
Read about John Safran’s experiences with the pro-white groups here.