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A&E changed the title of its new eight-part documentary series about the lives of families involved with the Ku Klux Klan after facing criticism.

The network originally called the series “Generation KKK,” but has changed the title to “Escaping the KKK: A Documentary Series Exposing Hate in America.”

According to A&E, the documentary series that is set to air Jan. 10 reflects the network’s commitment to help “families escape” and expose the hate.

The network said, “There has been an outpouring of concern and we at A&E have been listening and we understand. In consultation with our partners at the ADL and Color Of Change, the name of Generation KKK has been changed to ensure that no one can mistake the show’s intent.”

Describing the focus of the show, Executive Vice President and General Manager of A&E and Lifetime Rob Sharenow said the series shows how hate groups evolve. The goal is to “expose and combat racism and hatred in all its forms and we appreciate the valuable feedback we have received,” Sharenow said in a statement.

Earlier in the week, “Grey’s Anatomy” star Ellen Pompeo tweeted, “So I guess A&E stands for …we will try to put Anything and Everything on tv… because we are a bunch of desperate pathetic tv execs.”

“The @aetv doc is abt extracting families from the KKK & exposing hate. ADL supports,” A&E tweeted a response to the actor.

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The network, in consultation with civil rights organizations including the Anti-Defamation League and Color of Change, will create educational curricula and other materials to help contextualize the show’s content.

The series is “a laudable effort to understand and expose the Ku Klux Klan from the inside out,” ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt told Variety. “We believe that A&E’s audience is educated and sophisticated enough to understand what they are watching. The individuals involved in these racist groups are not heroes, they are haters.”

“After reviewing the promotions and episodes and participating in substantive conversations with A&E executives, we are pleased to see that the network is taking seriously concerns that the show — newly titled ‘Escaping the KKK: A Documentary Series Exposing Hate in America’ — required important additional components — such as specific in-show educational context and content and a post-show town hall as we both want to work together to ensure that it did not normalize and humanize racism and white supremacy,” Rashad Robinson, Color of Change executive director, said in a statement.

The KKK came back into focus during the 2016 presidential campaigns when former KKK head David Duke endorsed Donald Trump for president. Trump initially refused to condemn racist groups that would support his candidacy.

In one of the trailers for the show, a Klan imperial wizard says, “I wanna be the next David Duke. I want to see him saying my name at presidential debates.” He also says, “You gotta be 18 years old to join the Klan, but I have the junior Klan and I bring a lot of the young kids in and I teach ’em how to be a Klansman and how to be a great Klanswoman.”

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