JACKSON, MS – According to a spokesperson for the Ku Klux Klan, Jethro Harris, membership is dropping and they are worried.
A movement, which flourished in the southern states in the late 1800s, is now seeing a major decline in membership numbers.
In 2012, the KKK had nearly 10,000 members across the United States. Today, that number has dropped to just over 6000.
“Americans are getting soft, and everybody feels like they need to be politically correct,” said Harris. “I feel that has a lot to do with our membership numbers dropping nearly 40%. But we have a plan to change that.”
Harris says the KKK plans to show their “softer side” and explain to Americans that they are not a “hate movement,” but a movement to teach all Americans about white history.
“We have a lot of Americans that are proud about their white heritage, and there’s nothing wrong with that,” said Harris. “But I feel like they are afraid to join because of the stereotype we have been labeled with. We are not a hate group, we just love our white race. Black people love their black race, and they have things like BET and BlacksOnlyDating.com and nobody says anything about that. But when us white people come together to do the same thing, they call us racists. Well, we want to change that outlook.”
Harrison says their organization has revamped their movement with colorful robes to show that they have a softer side too. He said they will no longer wear the white robes, swastikas or burn ANY crosses.
“We want people, like Trump supporters who want to make America great again, to feel comfortable joining our organization,” Harris added. “It’s the right thing to do for white America.”