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A&E changes documentary title of the series ‘Escape to the KKK’

In this undated photo from This Is Just A Test (TIJAT) Media and the A&E Network, peace activist Arno Michaelis, left, speaks with Chris Buckley, the Grand Knighthawk for the North Georgia White Knights, on A&E’s documentary series “Generation KKK,” which will premiere on January 10 at 10 pm ET/PT. (TIJAT/A&E via AP)

LOS ANGELES – A&E is the change of the name of the eight-part documentary series about the Ku Klux Klan.

The network says that the series will now be called “Escaping the KKK: A Documentary Series Exposes Hate in America”, not “Generation KKK” as announced earlier this week.

A&E said in a statement Friday that the change was needed to “ensure that no-one can fault his intent and that the title alone does not serve to normalize the ku klux Klan.”

The network has also said civil rights organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League and the Color of the Change of the curricula and other materials to help contextualize the show’s content.

“The escape of the KKK” follows individuals and families trying to extract himself from the racist and anti-Semitic hate group.

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