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How Prohibition Led to the Revival of the Ku Klux Klan

The strict laws of Prohibition were selectively enforced, and the brunt of their legal impact fell on minority and working-class groups while vigilante groups used "Prohibition enforcement" as cover. In this way, Prohibition helped fuel the re-emergence of one of the most notorious hate groups of all time: the KKK. (03:01)

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