McDonalds even had an ad for race hoaxer Bubba Wallace, who falsely claimed that a garage door rope tie was a threatening noose left in his race car garage, then appeared disappointed on The View when it turned out not to be a hate crime.
The KKK was formed to protect the Christian south from carpetbaggers and scalawags. And uppity negroes too.
I watched an episode of Oprah when younger. She had as a guest a member of the KKK. He said, "We don't burn a cross. We light it to show that Jesus is alive in the world today." ;)
"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke