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News: Black Woman Replacing Alabama Editor Who Endorsed KKK

ALABAMA – A white Alabama newspaper editor who advocated for a revival of the Ku Klux Klan is turning over control to a black woman.

The Democrat-Reporter of Linden, Alabama, announced Friday that Elecia R. Dexter is taking over as the paper’s publisher and editor from Goodloe Sutton.

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That comes after Sutton published an editorial calling for a resurgence of the KKK. The editorial said Democrats and “Democrats in the Republican Party” are plotting to raise taxes, so the Klan should raid their communities.


The 46-year-old Dexter says she began working at the paper earlier this year. She says she told Sutton he could have expressed his views differently.

Dexter says she hopes having a black editor at the small, weekly paper will help community members know their views will be represented.

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