NAACP meets with KKK, gains member

The NAACP and Ku Klux Klan have a long history of meetings. They are usually public and sometimes the confrontations are violent, reminiscent of one I witnessed at the 1988 Democratic National Convention in Atlanta.

Now, for perhaps the first time, leaders representing the “historic enemies” have met privately, reports the Casper Star-Tribune in Wyoming.

The result? A KKK organizer who thinks Georgia should secede (again) and become a nation of blacks paid to join the NAACP.

Why would the NAACP, which promotes racial harmony want to meet with the Klan, which promotes fear, hatred and bigotry?

Jimmy Simmons, president of the NAACP chapter in Casper, Wyoming, had heard reports of black men in his area being beaten. These men were with white women when the attacks occurred and Klan literature had began showing up around town at about the same time.

Initially, Simmons thought the NAACP should hold a rally to attract police attention to the beatings, but then he tried something completely different.

He wrote a letter to the KKK and asked for a face-to-face meeting.

He didn’t expect a response, but United Klans of America organizer John Abarr agreed to meet with Simmons under heavy security.

The Imperial Wizard of the United Klans of America, Bradley Jenkins, who lives in Alabama, was excited Abarr was meeting with the NAACP and had to overrule the Imperial Council so the meeting could take place, Abarr said. Jenkins, according to Abarr, would like to meet with NAACP members in Alabama.

During his meeting with the NAACP in Wyoming, Abarr tried to downplay his organization’s violent past. He called the recent attacks on black men “hate crimes” and said police should do something to stop them.

He said the attacks were not organized by his organization, but admitted the Klan is fractured and it could be the work of another group.

Abarr also said there’s no evidence the modern Klan is violent.

By this point, the NAACP representatives thought Abarr was delusional but kept asking questions. This was a chance to see how a Klansman thinks, after all.

Here’s some info the NAACP wheedled out of Abarr:

  • Abarr joined the Klan at 18 to overthrow the government but then married a liberal who is raising his kids as liberals.
  • Abarr has seen a rush of recruits since Barack Obama was elected president. “What I like to do is recruit really radical kids, then calm them down after they join,” said Abarr.
  • If recruits are white and “think white” that is good enough for Abarr, but some recruits have admitted to being “quarter Mexican.”
  • He likes to try to recruit cops, but hasn’t had any success.
  • Homosexuality is largely genetic but still a sin.
  • Gay marriage is OK, and so is polygamy because marriage isn’t the government’s business. Interracial marriage is bad, he said, because the Klan wants more “white babies.”
  • Abarr wants Northwest states — Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon — to secede from the U.S. Blacks can stay but no more would be allowed in. Instead, they could move to Georgia, which should also secede and become a nation of African-Americans.

Abarr says he likes being in the KKK “because you wear robes, and get out and light crosses, and have secret handshakes. … I sort of like it that people think I’m some sort of outlaw.”

At the end of the meeting, the sorta outlaw paid $30 to join the NAACP and made a $20 donation. Then, his security team whisked him away to a place without so many annoying questions.

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96 comments Add your comment

bob

September 3rd, 2013
8:01 am

The writer says the NAACP promotes racial harmony, what a joke.

Bernie31

September 3rd, 2013
8:27 am

Was that new member LYNN CHENEY?

MoreOftheSame

September 3rd, 2013
8:58 am

At least the KKK admits they promote racial superiority. The NAACP claims to promote racial harmony but in reality support black superiority.

The Carnivore

September 3rd, 2013
9:04 am

I stopped reading at the part where it says that the NAACP “promotes racial harmony.”

joe

September 3rd, 2013
9:07 am

Racial harmony? bwahahahahahahaha…of course any minority group is loving, peaceful and just wants want to make life equal…any white group is evil, oppressive and hate everyone

gadem also known as Benghazi

September 3rd, 2013
9:11 am

There are also other races that are part of the NAACP, that can not be said of the KKK. But carry on in your little echo chamber.

DeJaVu

September 3rd, 2013
9:13 am

Not one disparaging word about the Klan in any of the above comments… welcome to Georgia…

I’ll be glad when the Klan gives black folks this state to have as their own!!! Lets see how many of ya’ll get mad at the Klan then.

Billy

September 3rd, 2013
9:14 am

National Association of Hypocrites. Whatever anti-black racism that exists today is being created by blacks and their BS. From Jimmy the Greek to Paula Dean, it’s obvious that blacks are the new KKK. I’d probably be with the extremists if I wasn’t a believer. The parable about The Wheat & The Tares is what shows me that the Almighty, and not me personally, will deal with all these racist and hateful blacks. I don’t have to do anything, as the Almighty, who always judges fairly, will bop these people if they don’t stop their evil ways. Don’t join the KKK; join JC. His team always wins against any enemy, no matter who they are or what they do. Your enemies will always be hopelessly doomed…

Bernie31

September 3rd, 2013
9:15 am

MoreOftheSame @ 8:58 am – The KKK is America’s Number (1) ONE oldest DOMESTIC TERRORIST ORGANIZATION. Murders,Lynchings,Hangings,Church Bombings, Home Bombings, Racial intimidation, Assassinations, Killers of Thousands of INNOCENT American Men, Women and Children for many decades all across this GREAT NATION.

Why this organization has not been added to the U.S. National List of Dangerous Terrorist Organizations even unto this day is totally mystifying. This group is responsible for far more Murders of INNOCENT American Citizens than any Terrorist organization from the MIDDLE EAST hands down.

The total number of their victims far exceed the 3,000 Americans who were slaughtered on September 11, 2001

Do not believe me, just take a search in your Internet Browser and the documentation will be presented right before your very eyes for ALL the WORLD To SEE!

But of course that means nothing to you and your ILK!

Alyssa

September 3rd, 2013
9:18 am

Enter your comments here

Thurgood Jenkins

September 3rd, 2013
9:19 am

“At least the KKK admits they promote racial superiority. The NAACP claims to promote racial harmony but in reality support black superiority.”

That is on point! I agree.

Keep your friends close

September 3rd, 2013
9:19 am

… and your enemies closer.

The NAACP is for the Advancement of Colored People. Well, not even colored people just Black people. Don’t forget part hispanic Zimmerman is considered White according to NAACP standards. They do not promote harmony or equality of the races.

Not endorsing either group, but atleast with the KKK and the NBP New Black Panthers you know where you stand!

Hand Full of Spades

September 3rd, 2013
9:27 am

Say what you would like Anti-NAACP individuals commenting on here, I truly agree with you to some extent, but the NAACP (Has Never) blow up establishments, promoted segregration, or committed acts that physically or emotionally damaged individuals….. Let’s not get too ahead of ourselves on the topic

cc

September 3rd, 2013
9:27 am

joe: “any white group is evil, oppressive and hate everyone”

If you are talking about the KKK, then YES.

Jimmy

September 3rd, 2013
9:27 am

The NAACP promotes racial equality, stop leaning on the garbage you here from Faux News and conservative outlets. The NAACP wants to make sure that the rights of people of color are protected and that they are treated equally under the law. If America were to really live of to its creed such groups like NAACP, SCLC, HBCU’s and other groups that focus on minorities wouldn’t have even been created, we wouldn’t need the Voting Rights, Civil Rights or Fair Housing Acts, 19th Amendment(Women’s Right to Vote) and a host of other amendments we’ve had to add to our constitution. The group is about fairness and when you see unfairness you want to focus on the problem, it doesn’t mean that you hate whites, you want everyone to have the same chance under the law to succeed in life and have your skin color be inconsequential. Personally I hope a day will come that we won’t need these groups to protect the rights of people based on skin color, but unfortunately they are still needed.

Cammi317

September 3rd, 2013
9:32 am

The article and the comments are hilarious. Both groups are antiquated relics of a dark time in our history and need to go away. Not to say that there is no longer any racism, because there is on both sides. However, the NAACP has outlived its usefulness causing more division then unity and the KKK is a joke.

Billy

September 3rd, 2013
9:32 am

Bern Hard, you’re talking about ancient history. How many blacks have been killed by other blacks in more recent times? You’re a hypocrite and full of crap, all the time, every day. Be a blessing to others and retire from being a hypocrite to the Nth power…

Really?

September 3rd, 2013
9:38 am

“stop leaning on the garbage you here from Faux News and conservative outlets”

Maybe YOU HEAR that stuff when you tune in. The reason conservative news is so popular — the liberals are the ones secretly tuning in.

Isaac

September 3rd, 2013
9:39 am

Have many people have the NAACP lynched? You can definitely tell the south hasn’t changed, I’m so glad I’m out of the land of ignorance!

Alyssa

September 3rd, 2013
9:43 am

Oh god. Sorry about that last comment; it’s my idiot touch screen. What I wanted to say is: are you people serious? Don’t even try to compare the KKK to the NAACP. This guy is obviously deranged and the worst kind of hypocrite. The NAACP has historically worked for the good of black people. Of course they have; it’s in their name. The reason they do this is because African Americans and other minorities have always been oppressed and terrorized by groups like the Klan. Why would anyone in their right mind say that the two organizations are the same? Last time I checked, the KKK was responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent people, but when was the last time the NAACP held a lynching? Oh, yeah. They didn’t. I am so tired of people looking at attempts to gain equality for oppressed groups and immediately saying moronic stuff like, “Those women think they’re better than men!” Or “the gays are taking over!” Or, in the case of some above comments, “the NAACP promotes black superiority!”

Long story short: you all are just looking for excuses for your bigotry in blaming anything on the NAACP, and you sicken me. How about stop accusing justified people of hypocrisy and take a look at yourself?

Really?

September 3rd, 2013
9:44 am

“Both groups are antiquated relics of a dark time in our history and need to go away.”

The NAACP was quite vocal this Summer agaist George Zimmerman and the SC decision on Voting rights. I didn’t realize this Summer was ancient history!

Cammi needs a consulte with Al, Jesse, etal…

theboog

September 3rd, 2013
9:44 am

Some hard hitting journalism this is…..

How about a litany of stupid stuff from the beloved NAACP to go along with the stupid stuff from the Klan. I guess not enough ink to get em’ both eh?

Bernie31

September 3rd, 2013
9:47 am

Billy @ 9:32 am – I hear Ya! Lets just ignore the Facts and keep our Heads in the SAND and ignore the TRUTH!

Murder is MURDER no matter if it is done by crashing a Plane into a Building or at the hands of a group of misguided White Males in the night with a ROPE or Pipe BOMB.

One of the last most visible attacks was in Birmingham,Alabama 1963, on a Sunday morning that ended with the Deaths of (4) FOUR little Black Girls, who were doing nothing but preparing to PRAISE JESUS!

America never flinched or cared…No ONE but those of the African American Community and NAACP.

Yet you want to claim I am the HYPOCRITE!

I willl Pray for you…..

Cammi317

September 3rd, 2013
9:47 am

I didn’t say they were not still vocal, just antiquated…..

Good Question

September 3rd, 2013
9:51 am

“Have many people have the NAACP lynched?”

Have many or How many? Bets are just as many as any other hate groups. The government does not track stats on the NAACP and Black Panthers. Wonder why?

Bumper

September 3rd, 2013
9:53 am

“…honorary mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, who is also a cat, is attacked by dogs”

This was obviously a hate crime that must be investigated by the Department of Justice. At a minimum the offending dogs should be required to undergo sensitivity training.

Bernie31

September 3rd, 2013
9:59 am

This same ORGANIZATION to this very day is still operating out in the open DARING Law Enforcement to do anything about their past and present actions. They are now openly recruiting not only individuals but entire FAMILIES. Wives and even children in every STATE in America.

Planning their next ACT of Violence on some innocent unsuspecting American or immigrant. Time will only reveal these Heinous ACTS to come and when it does the OUTRAGE will be as muted as the feelings in 1963.

This is HOW WE ROLL!

mateo

September 3rd, 2013
10:16 am

How many blacks are there in Casper, Wyoming?

Kevin

September 3rd, 2013
10:16 am

George, either document where the NAACP “promotes racial harmony” while the Klan “promotes fear, hatred and bigotry”. Give me a citation to support your words.

Either you’re stupid or just plain biased. Either way, you don’t deserve a paycheck from Cox.

j

September 3rd, 2013
10:27 am

the NAACP supports the biggest killers of black-Planned Parenthood and Barack Obama

j

September 3rd, 2013
10:28 am

naacp loves planned parenthood-the largest killer of black children-millions-and the community and the ajc turns a blind eye and endorses it under the banner of choice

Bernie31

September 3rd, 2013
10:32 am

Kevin @ 10:16 am – Why not go to ANY INTERNET BROWSER of your choosing and search the term KKK.

The Numerous heinous Terrorists ACTS of Murder, Rape,Bombings and Lynchings alone number in the pages of Millions of entries. Many with actual PHOTOS of their DISFIGURED VICTIMS!

All are entitled to their opinions but never the TRUTHFUL FACTS!

Besides the act of Enslavement of an entire Race of People based solely on SKIN COLOR ALONE. Men,Women and Children for Centuries. The denial and admission of the KKK as an Terrorist Organization will be forever a stain in America’s History for many centuries to come.

The KKK is America’s NAZI organization of DEATH and DESTRUCTION.

Mayor Kassim Reed

September 3rd, 2013
10:47 am

We Knee-Grows gonna put you white boys in the south Gawja fields picking our cotton, soon enough. Just wait and see you bunch of crackas.

@ Bernie31

September 3rd, 2013
10:49 am

Are you related to Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton? Good grief, your entire day is spent here – on practically every race related article where commenting is allowed. Even if the issue is not about race, you spin it so that you can dominate the conversation in the direction that benefits you.

Bull [Manure] Detector

September 3rd, 2013
10:53 am

Promotes racial harmony?

Since Dr. King was tragically murdered, has the NAACP ever consistently promoted ANYTHING other than its own greed-fueled, $elf-$erving agenda?

The Klan members may be morons, too, but at least they are in it for the hate, not the money.

centrist

September 3rd, 2013
10:54 am

Yes, the KKK killed many innocent black people during its ignorant and terrible history. Ignorance is violent and murderous and what happened can never be justified and should never be forgotten. But, these days thousands of black people are murdered every year, very likely more in a year than the KKK murdered in its entire history, and these present day murders are overwhelmingly committed by other blacks (over 90%). The day I hear the NAACP address the issue of black genocide on its own community will be the day I give them any kind of value as an organization. The NAACP has totally failed its people and its failure of leadership is a travesty of justice. Neither the KKK or the NAACP has any merit: the KKK never did have any and the NAACP lost theirs years ago. At this point in time both organizations are racist and are totally worthless as far as the promotion of the common good is concerned. The fact that the two organizations met recently tells me only that other than the direction of their respective racism the two groups are basically the same in quality and content.

Apalled

September 3rd, 2013
10:58 am

I have NEVER seen or heard such ill-informed, narrow-minded and completely misguided thoughts about black people in my life! What are you people thinking??? Seriously????? You all sounds nuts

Samantha

September 3rd, 2013
11:00 am

This KKK man is as ignorant as all outdoors are wide span! So sad….Just ignorant!

Thulsa Doom

September 3rd, 2013
11:00 am

Reminds me of Mikhail Gorbachev. He had read about racial problems in the U.S. and made the statement that perhaps we should set up separate states for blacks to live in harmony and white only states. He didn’t see anything wrong with that. Unfortunately if people continue to not get along it could possibly come to that one day.

It also seems to me that the modern klan just wants racial separatism. I don’t have an issue with people if they just want to live amongst their own kind and be left alone. There are a lot of cultures throughout the world that want that- their own homeland for their own people. Freedom of association is just as important if not more important as any other right.

Bull [Manure] Detector

September 3rd, 2013
11:01 am

Both the NAACP and the KKK “members” are subhuman pieces of fecal matter.

In order to better our society, we need to flush them both down the drain at the same time.

Thulsa Doom

September 3rd, 2013
11:04 am

“But, these days thousands of black people are murdered every year, very likely more in a year than the KKK murdered in its entire history, and these present day murders are overwhelmingly committed by other blacks (over 90%).”

I think in this nation’s history we’ve had something like 3500 lynchings. And a good deal of those lynchings happened not just in the south but out west and also a good portion of lynchings were whites being lynched. If there are 10,000 or more murders a year and over half are black victims then yeah- its true. In any given year there are more blacks killed by other blacks than were ever killed in the nation’s history by lynchings by the KKK.

dale conar

September 3rd, 2013
11:05 am

Oh yea! Well I think Alabama should succeed from the union and become a black nation. How do you like them beans?!?

Thulsa Doom

September 3rd, 2013
11:06 am

Samantha

September 3rd, 2013
11:00 am
“This KKK man is as ignorant as all outdoors are wide span! So sad….Just ignorant!”

True. But his ignorance is every bit matched by the likes of people like Al Sharpton.

as

September 3rd, 2013
11:08 am

The KKK doesn’t promote fear and hate anymore like they used to. They used to do that to keep blacks under control. Now that the can’s been opened and blacks are allowed to go anywhere they want due to the wonders of the Civil Rights movement, now crime from blacks, is everywhere. Now that we’re stuck with that terrible scenario, the KKK is simply educating people to the truth, that blacks speak like children with their ebonics, and cause a ton of crime, since it’s nearly illegal to speak the truth about it. The KKK is pro-white, no more than the NAACP is pro-black.

But the NAACP is an absolute joke. They promote blacks as “equals”, all while trying to HIDE the fact that blacks cause 10x more crime than whites and Mexicans COMBINED, and that blacks, even after 400 years, STILL CAN’T SPEAK ENGLISH! They sound like little children.

Bull [Manure] Detector

September 3rd, 2013
11:17 am

RE: “How many people have the NAACP lynched?”

People? By comparison, probably not that many. (However, we know Mike Vick lynched several dogs.)

As opposed to lynching, haven’t many of the operatives and supporters of the NAACP historically opted for the following instead:

- Drive-by shootings

- Stabbings (often in the back)

- Traveling in groups and savagely beating elderly, solo, unarmed World War II veterans to death

- Smash-and-grab thefts of throwback football and basketball jerseys

- Public looting

- Shooting one another at close range in QuikTrip stores, directly in front of cameras & witnesses

- Getting high on bath salts and trying to eat the faces of their enemies (literally)

- Shooting people in the back on the sidewalk and stealing the watch, wallet and basketball shoes off the corpse

- Using their fists to settle disagreements, being unable to use their words (or brains) instead

- Trying to publicly extort corporations for money with bull[manure] lawsuit threats

- Attempting to sue restaurants like Cracker Barrel and Waffle House out of business (and for free money) by claiming racial discrimination when an easy-to-seat party of two white or Hispanic people happened to seated before their difficult-to-seat part of 19 which required far more tables to become free

- Trying to annoy people to death with their loud, obnoxious, unwanted singing aboard confined MARTA trains

Double Standard

September 3rd, 2013
11:22 am

Not many people value the work of the KKK or the NAACP . Membership is low in relation to the population because both groups serve no useful purpose to educated humanity. Black this , Black that, blah, blah blah. Johnny Reb this , Johnny Reb that blah , blah, blah. Both groups are loaded with spiteful clowns.

Carole

September 3rd, 2013
11:23 am

That has got to be one of the most bizarre stories I’ve read in a long time.

Bernie31

September 3rd, 2013
11:25 am

centrist @ 10:54 am – The NUMBER of MURDERS,LYNCHINGS and RAPES by the KKK are than MANY! They NUMBER in HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS! If not MILLIONS in their totality!

Far more than ANY Committed by any GROUP from the MIDDLE EAST!

When the Murders of WHITE PEOPLE occurred,,,,911 all of sudden it became TERRORISM!

Then every effort is made to put it to an end of every member or person who is suspected of being a member or associate, as it should be.

But Not the same with the KKK! They are just good ole boys expressing their GOD given American Right. The can STAY and operate until we have proof they are committing MURDERS again. Intimidation is fine…No Problem!

They are welcome in every SUBURBAN Community in America…No problem!

A DOUBLE STANDARD…no doubt!

African Americans have experienced Terrorism for centuries in America. Your first experience was September 11,2001 and now somehow the WORLD has changed FOREVER!

When actually it HAS NOT….you just experienced what many around the World have experienced since the DAWN of MAN! Cruel and Murderous rampages by a small group of murderous individuals destined to cause HURT and Pain to a larger Group of Human Beings they HATE.

Nothing more…..

We ALL should demand BANNING all such Organizations, wherever WE find them…either in the Middle EAST or right here in AMERICA! PERIOD!

No EXCEPTIONS!

For ALL who say the NAACP is on equal footing with the KKK, Provide one instance of a Bombing,Murder,lynching, Rape of any American Citizen anywhere in America.

There is NONE! and that my friends is the REAL DIFFERENCE between GOOD and EVIL!

Bull [Manure] Detector

September 3rd, 2013
11:35 am

RE: “For ALL who say the NAACP is on equal footing with the KKK, Provide one instance of a Bombing,Murder,lynching, Rape of any American Citizen anywhere in America.” – Bernie31

Bernie31,

Which of the following rape statistics would you prefer first?

A.) The number of white, Male American citizens anally raped by Black, male NAACP supporters in prison

B.) The number of white, Female American citizens raped by Black, female NAACP supporters in prison

C.) The number of white, Female American citizens raped by Black, male NAACP supporters on the streets of America (stats for the State of Georgia alone are also available)

D.) The number of Black, male NAACP member raping one another while one happens to be ON THE DOWN LOW

Bull [Manure] Detector

September 3rd, 2013
11:36 am

Bernie31,

If you’d like, we can get you the murder statistics by NAACP supporters first instead.