the Ku Klux Klan

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: a secret organization in the U.S. that is made up of white people who are opposed to people of other races

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“The Ku Klux Klan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20Ku%20Klux%20Klan. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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