A UW-Madison report on a Ku Klux Klan campus group describes it as a far cry from the masked terrorists known for violent acts against people of color.
The university embarked on the study after a violent rally in Charlottesville over the proposed removal of a confederate statue there. Miles away in Madison, prominently displayed campus landmarks are named for former students who were associated with the KKK group here during the 1920s.
Although those famous alumni, Fredric March and Porter Butts, aren’t associated with any type of physical violence against people of color, some UW students are dismayed at the university’s decision not to remove their names.
UW Madison senior Adan Abu-Hakmeh is filing a university hate and bias report against the UW, and hopes to sit down with Chancellor Rebecca Blank before graduation.
WORT producer Nina Kravinsky spoke Abu-Hakmeh about the report.