As a fall-back, the ADL has also said that "there is no real evidence of [Albert] Pike's role in the Klan; and even if there is such evidence, the issue is not important." Yet we are talking about institutionalized lynchings, murder, domestic terrorism and a legacy still affecting us today, so why is that not important if you are a purported civil rights organization?
Also, some notes on the ADL’s memorable history of attacking anti-apartheid activists in America. We need to understand this because Google and Facebook have just given the ADL full authority to determine what is racist and what is not. They have been flagging “inappropriate” websites, YouTube videos and policing thought for years now.