They are one of the most infamous minority groups in US history having formed in 1865. The Ku Klux Klan (commonly known as the KKK) are an extreme group who value white supremacy / nationalism and who are fiercely ant-immigration and multiculturalism. They’re instantly recognizable from their white pointed hoods, designed to hide their identity & invoke fear amongst locals.
Many of them operated & orchestrated night attacks in rural towns where they were prone to being recognised by their vicitims. “The kind of thing that men are afraid or ashamed to do openly, and by day, they accomplish secretly, masked, and at night.” With this method of disguise, both the high and the low could be attacked.
They would frequently burn down the houses of African American’s, shooting, beating, raping or hanging them at will. They even suppressed black voting in Southern states, with over 2,000 individuals killed, wounded and otherwise injured in Louisiana within a few weeks prior to the Presidential election of November 1868.