The Ku Klux Klan’s attitude toward Negroes, Jews and Catholics was explained here today by Dr. H. W. Evans, Imperial Wizard, in a speech announced as outlining “fully for the first time the polices of the Ku Klux Klan regarding restriction of immigration and its program in this respect”.
“We already have at least three powerful and numerous elements that do now and forever will defy every fundamental requirement of assimilation”, said the Wizard, referring to the Negro, Jew and Catholic.
“First, there is the Negro – 10,500,000. They have not, they cannot attain the Anglo-Saxon level. Both biology and anthropology prove it.
“Another absolutely unblendable element is the Jew. To him patriotism as the Anglo-Saxon feels it is impossible. Already a fifth of the Jewish race is in this country. They are people apart from all other peoples. Were the melting-pot to burn hundreds of years Jew and Gentile would each emerge as he is today, only the Gentile would have been affected by many other elements and the Jew would not. As a race the Jews are law-abiding. They are of physically wholesome stock. They are mentally alert. They are a family people. But their homes are not American but Jewish homes, into which we cannot go and from which they will never emerge for a real intermingling with America.
“No nation can long endure that permits a higher temporal allegiance than to its own Government. The hierarchies of Roman and Greek Catholicism violate that principle. To them the Presidency at Washington is subordinate to the priesthood of Rome. The parochial school system is sufficient proof of a divided allegiance, a separatist instinct.”
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