A “reformed” white supremacist in Montana is attempting to diversify his group’s membership.

The group, led by John Abarr, says the Rocky Mountain Knights will not discriminate against anyone, including people of color who are interested in joining. 

From New York Daily News:

“The KKK is for a strong America,” Abarr told the newspaper. “White supremacy is the old Klan. This is the new Klan.”

Members of this “enlightened” Klan would still have to wear robes and hoods and take part in secret rituals, the newspaper reported.

Abarr’s new “group,” however, is anything but, an expert says. According to Mark Pitcavage of the Anti-Defamation League, Abarr likely is the only member of the Rocky Mountain Knights.

The Ku Klux Klan has not officially existed since 1944, but anyone can create their own Klan group just by saying they created one, Pitcavage says. That’s exactly what Abarr did.

Read more at New York Daily News

Abarr’s plans haven’t been well-received among traditional klan members. “That man’s going against everything the bylaws of the constitution of the KKK say,” United Klans of America imperial wizard Bradley Jenkins told the Great Falls Tribune. “He’s trying to hide behind the KKK to further his political career.”

Mr. Abarr perhaps you should just form your own “diversity” group and not call it the KKK.

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