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KKK fliers dropped on people's lawns

Posted November 5, 2008

— Police on Wednesday were investigating racist fliers delivered on Election Day to residents in a neighborhood off Cliffdale Road.

The fliers from the Ku Klux Klan were found in several yards on Clifford Avenue, Jennings Farm Road and Bristol Drive, police said. Alice Price said her husband found a flier in a blue plastic bag stuffed with old ads and coupons.

"When I started reading, I was shocked," Price said.

The flier lists an address in Arkansas and denounces "Republican and Democratic loud-mouths" amid rhetoric about "racemixers" and "non-white immigration."

"God didn't give me any fear, so it didn't bother me. It didn't make me scared or anything," Price said.

The neighborhood has many African-American residents, but police said it doesn't appear any ethnic group was targeted. They said the fliers contained no overt threats and were distributed randomly.

Gang investigators were looking into the fliers – one officer came through the neighborhood Tuesday to remove the handouts from yards – but police said the only crime committed by the distributor of the fliers was littering.

Price said she thought it was poetic justice that the racist material was found on the same day Barack Obama became the first African-American to be elected president.

"I would tell (the people passing out the fliers) they need to get over it and move on. We're not living in the past. We're in the future," she said.

Anyone who finds one of the fliers is asked to call Fayetteville police at 910-433-1524 or 910-433-1585.


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  • kimmyrn6 Nov 6, 2008

    Unfortunately, I read something to the effect of "let's live in the present." Unfortunately, it has always seemed that most in the African-American group can't follow that. Slavery is still brought up, that's in the past. Segregation is brought up, that's in the past. It's often easy to make such comments, but so hard to live by them. Simple fact of the matter-EVERYONE is subject to some type of prejudice. One group does not bear all the prejudice in the world. Furthermore, I fully believe that some, certainly not all African-Americans voted for Obama soley on race alone. I am sure had I asked many people what his actual platform was, not all would have known. That's the bottom line.

  • bigmoe Nov 6, 2008

    thisisme......so you mean that you do care for Obama? Watch the double negatives there Skippy.....

  • thisisme Nov 6, 2008

    I am a redneck hillbilly and I don't care nothing for Obama. Not for racial reasons, but the ideas he supports.

  • SeaSoldier Nov 6, 2008

    My two cents
    First of all those commenting should learn a little history.
    My ancestors were forced into slavery, had their children taken from them and were murdered all becaused of their religious beliefs. By the way I am white of French Huguenot ancestry.
    Second, the KKK and the Democratic Party were good buddies after the War between the states. You know to keep them in line.
    Third, the first gun control in this country was passed to keep guns out of the hands of the newly freed slaves.Who by the way were captured by their own people and sold to the Arabs, who sold them to the Slavetraders who brought them (Africans) to the new world. If you look at which party desires them (Americans of color) to be sucessful and self sufficient it is the Republican Party not the Democrat party which only seeks to keep all of us "little people" down and disarmed regardless of race. Obama may be the President elect but Pelosi and the DNC will be calling the shots.

  • doubletap357 Nov 6, 2008

    These flyers only have the power that you bestow on them. Pick them up, throw them away and forget them.

  • klcmomof2 Nov 6, 2008

    I think it is disgusting to do this. There are good and bad people in every race and they (the KKK) are just proving this point. We all need to love each other and work together to make America a better place. We don't have to agree politically, but we are all neighbors in this land.

  • PJM Nov 6, 2008

    Amen sister friend
    and they say the black people would be the ones acting a fool if obama lost. HA

    I am not surprised by the sore loser mccain/palin supporters. My issue is we will never be able to move forward if we don't ALL get it in our minds its not the color of our skin but our character, our substance, our drive for a better world!!!!

  • PJM Nov 6, 2008

    and they say the black people would be the ones acting a fool if obama lost. HA

    AMEN Sister Friend!!!!!!!!

  • AtALost Nov 6, 2008

    Just as all Whites didn't vote for McCain because he's White, all Blacks didn't vote for Obama because he's Black. If you believe they did, then likely it's because you didn't vote for Obama for the same reason. This is not a takeover. We're all Americans. Obama is a very intelligent and talented man. There's no way he can do worse than some of his predecessors. However, these flyers show that the same insecurities that some Whites have had since slavery still exist. The KKKers should embrace our differences instead of fearing the results of direct competition in a diverse America.

  • ksh33 Nov 5, 2008

    mellh84 - have you been hosed? beaten? kicked, cursed and refused service because of your skin color? I am not judging, just asking. Someone cutting their eyes at you or mean muggin you pales in comparison to what we have gone thru. You want to know why this is an issue to us - walk in our shoes. And we still fight the struggle everyday. Dropping letters of hatred on lawns is simply litter but gangs writing someones property is a felon? Get real.