Social Problems Related to The KKK

by Omill3 on October 21, 2013 - 10:22pm

The article I read is written about a great journalist from Alabama named Wayne Greenhaw . He intrigues people with his journalism because he interviews and brings in people who had firsthand accounts on whatever the topic may be that he is journalizing. In this review he journalizes about some firsthand experiences with attorneys, lawyers, civil rights activists, Klansman, and governors. This issue and social problem at hand is breaking the power of the Ku Klux Klan in society and coming closer to the goal of racial justice and equality.
This article explores how the social structure in this time period was changed and investigates the social problems that needed to be changed. The purpose and goal Greenhaw is delivering here is to show the reader the importance of standing out against social problems and making a difference. In this article the writer gives a clear example in history when Bill Baxley, an attorney, pursued a known murderer that affiliated with the KKK for a 1963 bombing of many African American children at a church. He was only convicted and sentenced for this act fourteen years later. In this time period the bombing incident was overlooked as something that was not as important as other issues; when in fact the bombing incident is just one of many acts of discrimination that the KKK has put to use within the community, and had gotten away with for many years. Greenhaw purpose in this article is to portray the change and coming of a new society and social norm. Furthermore that involvement as prejudice discriminators is something that is deviant and looked down upon in today’s society.
Reference:
Feldman, G. (2012). Fighting the Devil in Dixie: How Civil Rights Activists Took on the Ku Klux Klan in Alabama.
Alabama Review, 65(3), 252-253.