NC KKK mistakenly attempts recruiting drive in black Florida neighborhood

By David Edwards
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 13:32 EDT
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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.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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