|On the KKK
"There are different Klans just like there are
different fraternities in college."
Newsweek, September 1990
"I want to leave no one with the impression that the Klan is a hopeless cause, or
that I think it is essentially a negative force in America. The Klan is growing and
improving all the time. Men like Louis Beam, Don Black, Chuck Bushong and many others are
some of the very finest men America possesses. Additionally, I will never publicly
denigrate the Ku Klux Klan, or its legitimate leaders. The last eight years in which I had
various leadership roles in the Klan were the most fulfilling and exciting of my life. I
want to wish Don Black and all Klanspeople the best of luck, and thank them for all their
support in this sacred cause."
Letter announcing Duke's resignation from the Klan which accompanied
the first issue of NAAWP News (National Association for the Advancement of White People),
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