So this happened…!
While the event itself was deeply unsettling, I am grateful for the opportunity to give voice to my experiences, and to widen the conversation.
Excerpt: The best way to confront a hate group that has increasingly made its presence known in Anaheim is difficult to determine. Some people prefer not to give the KKK the satisfaction of receiving any attention at all. I understand that, but my bigger fear is that if we ignore the KKK, we allow racism the opportunity to fester in the dark.
I first wrote about the experience here (KKK Rally in Anaheim: Where were the helpers?) and then posted a follow-up blog (What Was I Thinking?). But this LA Times editorial is edgier. It also goes deeper.