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A living organization changes with time Some parts of it may remain identical to that which was first constructed Most parts will adapt to changes in the world in society and in mankind itself If it does not change it withers and dies Organizations which fail to adapt to changes whether they like it or not tend to become shrunken relics of their original selves They become mummified images of a once living creation Such an organization is the Ku Klux Klan better known as the KKK The Ku Klux Klan is one of the most hateful groups that still exists today They are not as strong as they once were but still pose a threat I believe that the KKK should have never been formed because of the pain and increased racial tension that it has caused in our society today The origin of the Ku Klux Klan was a carefully guarded secret for years although there were many theories to explain its beginnings One popular belief held that the Ku Klux Klan was originally a secret order of Chinese opium smugglers Another claimed that it began by Confederate prisoners during the war No matter what people thought it was its formation is still the blame for the deaths of many innocent blacks in the South In fact the beginning of the Klan involved nothing so sinister subversive or ancient as the theories supposed It was the boredom of small-town life that led six young Confederate veterans to gather around a fireplace on one December evening in 1865 and form a social club The place was Pulaski Tennessee near the Alabama border When they reassembled a week later the six men were full of ideas for their new society It would be a secret to heighten amusement and the titles for the various officers were to have names as ridiculous sounding as possible partly for the fun of it and partly to avoid
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