C.P. Ellis was about a man who had always struggled to make it through life. No matter what he seemed to do, it just wasn't enough. When he joined the KKK, I think he finally felt important and felt that he belonged to something worthwhile that he could get something out of. He developed a deep hatred for black people while he was a Klansman. I think that he decided to hate blacks becuase he had to take his anger and hatred out on someone and blacks were the easy target in that time. Eventually, he ended up changing his views towards blacks becuase he realized he was just being used and brainwashed by the upperclass white men. He eventually began to change his views towards blacks and actually began to like them.
My agenda item: I think that many individuals who feel like 'outcasts' look for a place to belong and want people like them--therefore they will think, say, or do anything. Why? Is this good or bad for our society? What problems could this potentially cause?Posted by AmandaHerold at February 27, 2005 02:40 PM | TrackBack