A North Carolina Ku Klux Klan (KKK) group says that it made a mistake when it accidentally targeted a predominately black Florida neighborhood in an attempt to recruit more members.
WFTV reported that residents of the New Smyrna Beach community were shocked over the last few days to find hundreds of fliers with the words “Our Race Is Our Nation” and a symbol of a hooded klansman.
“You say this was a recruiting effort; however, your group targeted a predominately black neighborhood,” WFTV’s Ryan Hughes told KKK leader Robert Jones in a telephone interview.
“Well, we don’t have no way of judging where we’re putting the fliers at,” Jones explained.
He said that the group had not been successful at recruiting any new members in New Smyrna Beach, but intended to distribute about 600 fliers before the membership drive was over.
“Stay away from our neighborhood,” resident Ericka Blount recommended. “We live together here. All different races.”
Watch this video from WFTV, broadcast Nov. 13, 2013.