"First they got their ideas about how to light a cross from a James Bond movie, and now they were bragging about secret handshakes. It was as if Dennis the Menace were running a hate group."
Heh. I like the moments where Stallworth pokes fun at the Klan.
One thing I've learned in the past few pages: the KKK influence on Colorado politics, particularly Denver politics, was huge in the 1920s and 1930s. Denver's mayor during this period was a devoted KKK member, and in 1923 approximately half of Colorado's tens of thousands of KKK members lived in Denver (103). This was never once mentioned during my school years, although admittedly I only spent part of my childhood and teens in Colorado. I'm guessing, though, that even if I'd spent my entire life in Colorado, I wouldn't have known this.