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Inside the secret world of white supremacy 

A visit to Laurens, S.C.

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DURING AN INTERMISSION, the delegates took a break outside the front doors of the Redneck Shop, milling around an Aryan Nations flag mounted on a curb facing the county courthouse. Several of the men malevolently eyed a downtown shopper, Tyrone Russ, one of those black men deemed not quite human by the racists.

A supervisor at a Wal-Mart distribution center, Russ was visibly stunned to learn that scores of hatemongers were gathered down the street from the stores he was visiting with his young sons.

"As long as there are people," Russ said, "I guess there will be ignorance. But I thought all of that ignorance had left here long ago."

Guess not.

Read more of John Sugg's experience: Hating the haters.

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