In Jon Ronson’s chapter from Them: Adventures with Extremists, Ronson explains his experience with the Ku Klux Klan and how the Klan has begun to take a new image that is different than the old stereotypical Ku Klux Klan. Throughout the whole chapter Ronson is describing his experience with the Ku Klux Klan and even though we know that he is a Jew, he doesn’t seem to be too offended by their beliefs or actions. At one point he even puts on the Ku Klux Klan uniform, but he does admit that he feels a bit sad for doing it. The general feeling behind this chapter is that the perception of the Ku Klux Klan is changing to a less derogatory one.
I feel that a “reincarnation” of the Ku Klux Klan is somewhat of a foolish idea and that it shouldn’t be done. Most people that aren’t racists associate the Ku Klux Klan with very radical racists that hate all races except for whites. In the chapter, they said that the Ku Klux Klan doesn’t hate blacks, they just advocate for white supremacy. To me this doesn’t really work because saying “white supremacy” is basically saying that you hate all races except for whites.