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KIGY
Symbol Type

Racist Acronym

Symbol Description

N/A.

Also Known As

Klansman, I Greet You

Traditional Use/Origins

N/A.

Hate Group/Extremist Organization

Ku Klux Klan

Extremist Meaning or Representation

KIGY is commonly used as shorthand to indicate membership/affiliation with the Ku Klux Klan. It is used primarily as a salutation, but often forms the basis for e-mail addresses, Web page addresses, and more.

Background/History

KIGY appears to have originated with the revival of the Ku Klux Klan after 1915 and became a widely used Klan acronym (along with two others that have survived: AKIA for "A Klansman I Am" and AYAK for "Are You a Klansman"). Although the Second Ku Klux Klan did not survive, much of its terminology and many of its rituals did, and later Klan groups freely used them.



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