Residents in Mobile, Alabama, found flyers placed on their lawns which came with a sarcastic ‘Happy Birthday’ message for Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday while containing information on how to join the Ku Klux Klan.
A message which was found stuffed inside of sandwich bags shocked neighbors.
A reporter with Local 15 spoke to neighbors who are upset the KKK chose their neighborhood to leave its message.
“I just took it as a learning experience, that we still have a long way to go in our race relations,” one neighbor said.
“I saw what was in it, some cards and a little flyer. I picked it up and read it and it pretty much shocked me,” another resident in the midtown neighborhood said.
One man who didn’t wish to disclose his identity on TV said more than fifty of the bags began to appear Saturday evening in his midtown neighborhood.
“It was like a recruitment card you know that people could join this order of the Ku Klux Klan,” he said. The flyer read, in part, “The blacks have NAACP, the Mexicans have La Raza, the Jews have JDL, and white people have the KKK.”
“Luckily I didn’t get one on my door. I think a neighbor must have come by and grabbed it before we could see it, but I’m kind of shocked to see something like that on our street,” Tricia Butts said.
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The KKK flyer goes on to wish civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. a happy birthday, a message neighbors say was portrayed as being sarcastic. Under the image of Dr. King, it reads, “We also have a dream.”
The flyer includes a recruitment card containing a number for the Loyal White Knights, where extreme messages about Dr. King are portrayed in a graphic recording.
“It pretty much angered me, but at the same time I listened to it was just briefly and after that I just cut it off,” a neighbor said.
“I don’t want my children to see something like that. My children are loved and they are safe and that’s what is important to us. To see a message like that is very contrary to what we believe,” Tricia Butts said.
H/T: Raw Story.