Aryan Outfitters

In this, the month in which the first Black US President takes his bow, you might think the Ku Klux Klan could finally be considered to have had its day. But no, there’s apparently still sufficient demand for ‘Ms Ruth’ to sew hoods and robes for Klan members seven days a week. In a touching story in _Mother Jones_, the 58-year-old woman, who comes from five generations of Klan members, explains how she blesses each garment as she finishes it. Aw shucks.

mag cover This article is from the January 2009 issue of New Internationalist.
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