Fighting Racism with Super Powers

Former Ku Klux Klan leader Samuel H. Bowers died in a Mississippi state prison this weekend, while serving a life sentence for the 1966 murder of Vernon Dahmer Sr. Fortunately, the Klan is no longer a significant political force (though some former members can still be found in positions of power). The story of the decline of the Klan is an interesting one, and one that came up recently in our own Ivan Osorio’s discussion of the use of ridicule as a political weapon. As it turns out, it was Superman who saved the day. No, really: read about it here.