After Local KKK Meeting, NAACP Membership Drastically Rises
A recent KKK meeting in Cecil, Maryland, hoped to help spark the impeachment of Barack Obama and the removal of illegal immigrants. However, it had the adverse effect of creating a huge membership boost for the town’s local NAACP chapter.
“Membership is going up,” said Elyse Murray, president of the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. “People say they’re disgusted and want to get involved.”
Richard Preston, Imperial wizard of the Confederate White Knights, said at the meeting last weekend that Obama needs to be removed from office not because of his track record as President, but because he’s from Africa. “Mr. Obama needs to be impeached from office and an American put in [his] place,” he said. “I don’t care if he’s black, white, hispanic, oriental, he needs to be an American citizen.”
In recent years, the KKK claims to be focusing less on race disputes and more on removing illegal immigrants from the country, citing them as the reason for the recession and job shortages. “Why should we allow different nationalities to come over and start changing this country?” asked Preston.
However, Murray felt there was no difference in their approach and that their donning of Klan robes during the meeting indicated this. “Today, the KKK talks about illegals taking all the jobs. In the 60s, it was about the blacks taking all the jobs,” she said. (“Preston) said it was not about race, then you go and do something so racist.”
The KKK had millions of members at the beginning of the 20th century, but that number has dwindled to approximately 6,000 at present time. Less than 50 people attended their meeting last Friday, most of whom showed up in protest.