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Male 1: Patterns in violence against women are similar to patterns in violence against other minorities, such as racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants, homosexuals, and even people with disabilities. As you view the following video, ask yourself, “What is the politics of hate?”

Male 2: From the beginning you could feel the tension in the air, not between demonstrators and the Klan, but between demonstrators and police. Tempers flared among anti-Klan protestors upset that police kept them so far from the KKK. The demonstrators stood away from the old Shelby County Courthouse steps where the Klan had the mic. Police in riot gear with clubs were not enough to hold the crowds back. The police moved in to disperse the crowd, and then someone ordered the tear gas.

Male 3: Standing out there first, then they started throwing it for nothing.

Male 4: As soon as the tear gas went up, it exploded about five feet from my face. I got trampled. Cops ran over me trying to get other people instead of helping me up. They bombed us and they probably escorted the KKK out of here.

Male 2: As the gas spread and the crowd ran for fresh air, police moved in with more gas but the crowds refused to leave. Police took some people in to custody while ordering others to go home. In the end the Klan and its message were forgotten. For Allan in Macon, I’m Wally Langfellow reporting.

Male 1: Sociologists attempt to explain prejudice and discrimination in contexts ranging from multiculturalism to genocide. Symbolic interactionists might focus on the roles and labeling and stereotyping in socialized racism.

– Why do you think the police protected the KKK while gassing and arresting the demonstrators?