Ku Klux Klan fails to capitalize on far-right US resurgence

Ku Klux Klan fails to capitalize on far-right US resurgenceEven if the US extreme right and white nationalism are enjoying a revival under President Donald Trump, the Ku Klux Klan — which rallied in Virginia last weekend — is a mere shadow of its once-powerful former self. “Today the Klan is mostly a collection of small, disjointed groups, with no central leadership, very little stability,” Oren Segal, director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism, told AFP. “These Klan groups tend to form and dissolve very quickly, there are very few groups that have a long history of existence, and in general the Klan is not a particularly healthy white supremacist movement,” he said.



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