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A Closer Look (Spreading Hate) #915382

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 23, 2008
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(Studio: Dan Harris) The surging membership in hate groups now that Barack Obama has been elected president noted.

(Brandenberg, Kentucky: Jim Avila) The surge in hate crimes via the Internet connections bringing loners together featured; scenes shown from a National Geographic Channel special on the Ku Klux Klan; details given about the lawsuit brought by the Southern Poverty Law Center against KKK leaders inciting hate speech. [Imperial Wizard of the Imperial Klans of America Ron EDWARDS†- questions white people voting for Obama.] [KKK member Jarred HENSLEY†- calls Obama a half-breed.] [Southern Poverty Law Center Morris DEES†- talks about the KKK, Internet connections, First Amendment rights and the lawsuit against Edwards.] [Hate crime victim Native American Jordan GRUVER†- says he was called an illegal immigrant.]

(Studio: Dan Harris) Further coverage of the National Geographic Channel special on the KKK cited.

Harris, Dan;
Avila, Jim

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