**They say the klan was made up from white anglo saxon folk.Many of the founders and indeed members were ashamedly of Scottish/Irish presbyterian decent who are not anglo saxon but of Celtic/gaelic stock.
The burning cross was used by Highland Clans in the middle ages .These people were roman catholics so the burning cross is certainly a contradiction as catholics were barred from menbership–of course this direction of bigotry is typical of the presbyterian/calvinist mindset.
Furthermore the word Clan is both an Irish and Scottish Gaelic word and is proudly used to describe groups of Gaels (irish and Scots)and should not in any circumstances be associated with racism or bigotry.
It must be understood that the name Scotland derived from the name Scotia land .
Scotia was that name afforded by the Romans to the Celts/ Irish/gaels living on the island of Ireland who subsequently spread on into what was then Alba and is now known as Scotland–essentially we are the same peoples…
Not that i /we have any incling or desire to be associated with the KKK in any way but I fail to understand why we were barred from being members or how they continue to call themselves Anglo/Saxon
The failure to understand the differences and non-differences between our peoples is alarming but of course understandable .