MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) A Mobile neighborhood is upset about flyers being placed on their lawn.
What was inside was a recruitment for the KKK asking those in the community to join their organization for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.
Local 15’s Bryan Carnaggio spoke to neighbors in Midtown who are confused and upset the individuals chose their neighborhood.
“I just took it as a learning experience, that we still have a long way to go in our race relations,” a neighbor said.
A message stuffed inside sandwich bags, far beyond what many expected to see.
“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,” a neighbor said.
The man who asked us to hide his identity, 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,” the neighbor said.
The flyer stuffed inside goes onto read, in partial, “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.
What may be more shocking is that the KKK flyer actually wishes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. happy birthday. However, neighbors say it was in a sarcastic manner.
The flyer includes a card to a number for the Loyal White Knights, where extreme messages about the civil rights leader 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,” the neighbor said.
Neighbors say no one appeared to be targeted for recruitment.
However, many questioned why the individuals chose Midtown.
“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,” Butts said.
Source: NBC Local 15