PELHAM, North Carolina (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Masked members of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), while claiming that Donald Trump’s election as president is proof that whites are taking back America from blacks, immigrants, Jews and other groups, insisted that they’re not white supremacists.
They also denied any connection with Filipinos who also have a history of (a different) KKK, although both organizations were founded in the 1800’s.
Six Confederate veterans from Pulaski, Tennessee created the original Ku Klux Klan on December 24, 1865, during the Reconstruction of the South after the Civil War. The name was formed by combining the Greek kyklos (κύκλος, circle) with clan. The group was known for a short time as the “Kuklux Clan”.
The Filipino KKK, on the other hand was founded on July 7, 1892, when Andress Bonifacio became convinced that the only way the Philippines could gain independence from the Spanish colonizers was through a revolution. He then formed the “Katastaasang Kagalanggalangang Katipuanan ng mga Anak ng Bayan” (KKK) on July 7, 1892 in a house on Azcarraga street (now Claro M. Recto), in Tondo Manila.
Now you know.