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Vintage Hughes - Ku Klux Summary & Analysis

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Ku Klux Summary

In this poem a man is taken to a desolate area by members of the Ku Klux Klan and asked if he believes in the great white race. When the man replies that he will believe in anything if his captors will turn him loose, he is beaten and a klansman tells him to say that he believes in the great white race.

Ku Klux Analysis

This poem tells the story of a man abducted by the KKK in a routine act of racial antagonism. When he is deemed sassy by a klansman who does not like his response to his question, the man is beaten brutally. The klanmen want the poet to say that he believes in the great white race even as these white men act like animals.

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