Rhetoric of KKK now proven false
With the help of one action, the years of rhetoric about the need for the existence of a world-rounded hate group may have just been erased. This article titled “See the Moving Photo of a Black Cop Helping a Man at KKK Rally” by Ryan Teague Beck for the Associated Press reports that “Police officer Leroy Smith helps a man wearing National Socialist Movement attire up the stairs during a rally on July 18, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. The most memorable image of a Ku Klux Klan rally in South Carolina Saturday undercut the group’s mission. When the North Carolina-based Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan rallied at the steps of the South Carolina statehouse to protest the removal of the Confederate flag, one older protester was affected by the heat. A photographer captured what happened next: Police Officer Leroy Smith, who is black, helped the protester, who was wearing a National Socialist movement T-shirt, up the stairs and out of the heat.”
We all are aware of how the rhetoric has been that those not of royal KKK blood are inferior and not capable of compassion, caring, sensitivity and intelligence that equals that of the true Americans. Well this action from Officer Leroy Smith, putting his own personal feelings aside while he helped a fellow American and possibly saved a life. Not a life of a white man, not a life of a Klan member but the life of another human being. Wonder why no one is saying much about this or would it change the mind-set of those who care not to unite but to divide.