[Ed. – Seriously. But you’ll still have to wear the get-up.]
[T]he Ku Klux Klan is now looking to diversify and increase its membership to include Jews, black people, homosexuals and those of Hispanic origin with a re-branding as ‘the new Klan’.
All those wanting to join the extreme right-wing group will still have to wear the white robes, masks and conical hats and take part in rituals, according to founder John Abarr.
The rebranded organisation, called the Rocky Mountain Knights, claims to now stand for ‘a strong America’ rather than irrational hatred.
‘White supremacy is the old Klan. This is the new Klan. The KKK is for a strong America,’ said Mr Abarr.
The move comes after the Klan organiser met with the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People.
He said: ‘I thought it was a really good organisation. I don’t feel we need to be separate.’
But Klan members have said Mr Abarr is trying to make the changes to further his own political career. …
But some black people have apparently already expressed an interest in joining, after Mr Abarr organised a summit with civil rights groups.
The requirements for joining the new KKK group are to be aged over 18 and live in the Pacific Northwest.