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A newspaper editor urged the KKK to ‘ride again.’ A black woman is taking his place.

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“Time for the Ku Klux Klan to night ride again,” wrote Goodloe Sutton, former publisher and editor of Alabama’s Democrat-Reporter, wrote in a February 14 editorial. He continued, “Seems like the Klan would be welcome to raid the gated communities up there.”

The editorial came out weeks before Spike Lee’s film, BlackkKlansman, won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Now, the paper will be led by Elecia Dexter, an African-American woman from Chicago.

Read the full story here.

We’re choosing to celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day because, in addition to raising awareness around women’s issues, The Gathering Place helps women every day. We are metropolitan Denver’s only daytime shelter for women, children, and transgender individuals experiencing poverty and homelessness. While we refer to those we serve as members, all of our programs and services are free, and they always will be.

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