Ku Klux Klan Recruiting Members In Predominantly Black Florida Neighborhood
The KKK may not be utilizing the best approach in its efforts to recruit new members. The racist hate group dropped fliers on the lawns of dozens of homes in New Smyrna Beach, Flor., but ended up targeting a predominately black neighborhood with their recruitment flyers. The Florida community is outraged and said they want the KKK to have nothing to do with their neighborhood.
The recruitment flyer features a drawing of a Klansman in their distinctive attire and reads, “Our race is our nation.” The flyer also includes contact information for those who wish to join the group. At least three residents called police to report the incident, but cops said there is nothing that can be done because distributing the racist material isn’t illegal.
“I saw that it was a piece of paper on the ground and it had hate stuff on it,” said local resident Tim Washington. “I think it’s shallow, this day and age.” The KKK said they plan to pass out 600 fliers throughout New Smyrna Beach in the coming days, but KKK leader Robert Jones said distributing the fliers in a predominately black neighborhood was unintentional and they “don’t have no way of judging where we’re putting the fliers at.”
Although the KKK had four million members throughout the U.S at one point, the group has generally been in a state of disorganization since the 1930s and currently only has about 6,000 members. However, Klan membership has risen slightly since Barack Obama has come into office.