When 3 Ks is not Enough

Doing some prep for the Spring semester and came across the following, of which I was previously unaware:  the KKKK.

That would be the Ku Klux Klan Kubano (as in the Cuban KKK), which was formed in 1933 in emulation of the US group.  An unfortunate export, to put it mildly.

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Comments

  1. grumpy realist says:

    And if they have a problem while they’re on vacation in Russia, that would be a Ku Klux Klan Kubano Krisis….

    And if they took up a collection to solve the problem, that would be a Ku Klux Klan Kubano Krisis Kitty?

  2. wr says:

    @grumpy realist: Klever.

  3. michael reynolds says:

    @grumpy realist:
    Kudos.

  4. Gustopher says:

    Not the Klu Klux Kids Klub? Sad.

  5. JWH says:

    What about relations between the two organizations? Was there Ku Klux Klan-Ku Klux Klan Kubano Komity?

    I can just tell this thread is going to get Krazy.

  6. Dave Schuler says:

    Sadly, it wasn’t the first time. We exported racism to Haiti of all places during our occupation between 1916 and 1934. Considering the dates there might be a relationship there.

  7. de stijl says:

    Kris Kardashian is jealous.

  8. Andre Kenji says:

    @Dave Schuler: Racism exists in Latin America since the Colonial Times. The difference is that´s a racism that´s more related to social class than in the United States and that the Elites in Latin America were always comfortable with the presence of Blacks and Natives, only wanted them to be submissive.That´s why there is no country in Africa that was founded by former Slaves from Latin America.

  9. al-Ameda says:

    @JWH:

    What about relations between the two organizations? Was there Ku Klux Klan-Ku Klux Klan Kubano Komity?
    I can just tell this thread is going to get Krazy.

    They already have chapters in Kokomo and Kankakee, as well as on Kauai.