That is a little bit less than the complete truth: “ Yet, the Klan couldn’t have risen to such staggering power without the nation’s white people’s indifference and a groundswell of overt support from white people.” is correct.
Woke white people, like yourself, writing about race shouldn’t be pussyfooting around the use of the term “white people” for fear of offending … white people.
Good little bit of historical fact. It begs the question, what was different about this one particular incident and all the previous consequence free incidents that led that white rapist man to feel entitled, have a sense of impunity and to get a 100K strong ovation from white men and women?
Was Oberholtzer a white supremacist?