Before 'BlacKkKlansman,' an old Deseret News article that may have started it all

When a retired Utah sergeant told us about infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan, he broke a decades-long silence. Twelve years later, his story finally hit the big screen. What took so long?

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  • rgwave Draper, UT
    Oct. 12, 2018 1:06 p.m.

    Fake news doesn't even mention Clayton Bigsby.

  • RebelScum Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 12, 2018 12:02 p.m.

    “Maybe I was more in your face,”

    A more accurate statement from Ron would be, "I'm always in your face."

    Ron has always loved the spotlight. But most of the things he's quick to take credit for (at lease in Utah) were a team effort.

    Keep on keepin' on. Ron.

  • Wasatch Jack Farmington, UT
    Oct. 5, 2018 7:32 a.m.

    It is so disturbing to me that anyone could try and find a redeeming quality in the klan! Yikes Cowboy Poet, yikes.

    Oct. 5, 2018 3:18 a.m.

    I disagree, the Klan was started for a bunch of reasons, not just one. One reason was the depressed wages of white America, and many having to compete with slaves for work. It was not just a bad time for Black America, but America's poor white's suffered also.

    It's also wise to keep in mind that slavery existed with every race, and human trafficking exists today. Can't wait to see the movie.

  • NeilT Ogden, UT
    Oct. 4, 2018 5:50 p.m.

    Cowboy poet. Apparently you have never seen the movie Mississipi Burning. Exposes the violent side of the Klan.