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KKK recruitment drive reaches Sandhills

Posted July 14, 2014
Updated July 15, 2014

— Rachel Ritter received an invitation she did not ask for – and was disgusted by it.

"A lot of disgust really, because there are so many different families out here – nationalities and races," she said.

Tossed onto the yards of Ritter's Broadway neighborhood on Saturday were fliers inviting them to join the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.

Viewers in Spring Lake and Sanford also reported receiving fliers.

The flier, which points to black crime and minority tyranny, asks the reader to join “the white revolution” to “restore America to a white Christian nation.”

"White Americans are getting fed up with what is going on and what they are seeing on the news every day,” said Robert Jones of the Loyal White Knights.

Jones said the group, based in Pelham, did not target specific neighborhoods.

The Loyal White Knights are planning a large rally in the Davidson County town of Welcome on August 9.

The event will include a cross-burning, Jones said.

The fliers are part of a nationwide recruiting effort, said Heidi Beirich, director of the Southern Poverty Law Center Intelligence Project.

"Really, all across the country,” she said. “Just in the last few days we have heard about this in southern Illinois and in Atlanta, and they have been in the Northeast and the Northwest."

The recruitment push has been ongoing for months, Beirich said.

"I have never seen people flocking to the Klan the way they are now," Jones said.

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  • bluford2 Jul 21, 2014

    Disgusting.

  • lauriealejo Jul 16, 2014

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    Haha! Yes, sooo true.

    It's the same as people that start comments with the phrase, "with all due respect" - then go on to show that they don't believe that any respect it actually due at all.

    The truth, as always, is self-evident.

  • goldenosprey Jul 16, 2014

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    Or arguably, as long as racial disparities are overlooked, everything is just fine.

    Funny thread - a lot of "I'm not defending the KKK, but..." from posters who go on to demonize the NAACP as somehow the equivalent of a group with a history of criminal violence that continues to espouse outright hate and degradation of others.

  • Lightfoot3 Jul 16, 2014

    "As long as race is highlighted, there will be division. If we are to truely overcome racism, it must overcome by all." - jeffjohnson123


    Bingo! Absolutely correct.

  • foodstamptrader Jul 16, 2014

    I have no interest or use for these fools. About as relevant as the Aryan Nations, Black Panthers and NAACP, IMO. BUT, last I checked they are not illegal are they? They are free to litter folks yards with their flyers right? Like a lot of trash that gets left on my door or in my yard it goes in the recycle bin or bird cage (if I had one)...

  • justabumer Jul 15, 2014

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    I believe that you're confusing your groups. I don't recall the KKK speaking of heritage vs. hate. That's more likely to be from the Sons of Confederate Veterans. I had ancestors who fought in the war and spent some time as a member of the SCV. When I first attended I made it clear that I would be leaving if I ever saw or heard anything racist from the group. I never did.

  • Tony Snark Jul 15, 2014

    Remember heritage, not hate.

  • nonPC Jul 15, 2014

    I am unaware of the last time I saw the NAACP do anything relevant. They are completely dependent on the ACLU or the SPLC. NAACP shows up and tries to get into the media...thats about all. and usually they havent researched the event enough before they do and turn and run with their tail between their legs. i.e. Duke Lacrosse. Just once I would like to see them with headlines reading "NAACP gathers on so and so Street to remember the senseless killing of so and so who didnt make national headlines"

    The KKK..well your a joke...literally a joke...you have no standing and no political power. You couldnt mobilize if the world depended on it...you have a false sense of direction and a completely wrong interpretation of the christian teachings you espouse. You are a shame on this country.

    The government promotes racism further than any single organization...yes it can be teached from family generation to generation...but the government has systematically installed it into our lives.

  • Bill Brasky Jul 15, 2014

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    Great quote

  • Coach K is still GREAT Jul 15, 2014

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    How many whites do you see in the Black Panthers?

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