The Ku Klux Klan seems to view the border crisis as a chance to use this hot button issue to boost their flagging membership numbers. The Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan have been conducting recruiting campaigns in North and South Carolina and Texas in recent weeks, leaving fliers in driveways under cover of darkness. Their latest target is the city of Orange in Orange county, California.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) identifies the Loyal White Knights as the largest of the surviving Ku Klux Klan groups. The Loyal White Knights’ web site claims they seek to “dispel some of the lies told…by the liberal media.”
They deny being a hate group, or racists. They’re just good Christians who want the nation to live as “God intended” … with different races separated from each other.
KTLA reports that this time, the Ku Klux Klan left their fliers on about 15 driveways in Orange, apparently without doing any research about the neighborhood’s demographics. Heather Reyes — who found a KKK flier in her driveway — pointed out that many of the people in this racially diverse neighborhood are non-white and wouldn’t even be allowed to join.
The general attitude of those who received the fliers was that there is no place in the community for the Klan. “We threw it [the flier]nright in the trash,” local resident John Sutphin said. “There’s no time for haters in our lives.”
Others– like Patricia Dufrane — felt highly offended by the fliers. Dufrane called the police who told her that they couldn’t do much because, technically, the Ku Klux Klan had not committed a crime.
Dufrane told a reporter for KTLA:
“I don’t want people waking up to something like that wondering if the Ku Klux Klan is moving in on us.”
A call to the phone number on the flier reached a recorded message which tells the caller that the biggest problem facing the U.S. today is illegal immigration and calling for a “shoot to kill” policy at the border to solve the problem.
The message also refers to Mexicans with a racial slur and makes a false claim that they are bringing a variety of new diseases to the U.S. and ends with the exhortation to “be a man, join the Klan” and “always remember: If it ain’t white, it ain’t right. White power.”
Watch KTLA’s report on the Ku Klux Klan fliers .
Featured photo: KTLA.