Bridgeport author Andy Piascik, who has written about the Ku Klux Klan’s history in Connecticut, said it’s difficult for the United States to shake off the white supremacist movement.
“The ideology of white supremacy is a central aspect of U.S. history,” he said. “The society was founded on the slavery of African Americans and we live with that legacy today.”
… Today, counter-protesters in Connecticut would significantly outnumber the white supremacists who rallied in Charlottesville, Piascik said.
“The sort of KKK-type groups are likely to be small in Connecticut,” Piascik said. “But look at how quickly they came out of the woodwork (in Charlottesville). They want to announce to the world ‘we are here.'”
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