A Florida KKK group sought recruits from a Black neighborhood this week, unintentionally reinforcing the stereotype of the backwoods, imbecilic Ku Klux Klan member.
The KKK group, aided by a North Carolina chapter, blanketed New Smyrna Beach, Florida with fliers that featured a hooded Klansmen and read: “Our race is our nation.” It was an effort to recruit new members, but the KKK group didn’t realize New Smyrna Beach is predominantly Black.
Residents woke Monday morning to find the offensive literature in front of their homes and were shocked. Some even called police to report the incident.
WFTV Channel 9’s Ryan Hughes asked Ku Klux Klan leader Robert Jones why the group sought recruits from a predominantly Black neighborhood.
“Well, we don’t have no way of judging where we’re putting the fliers at,” Jones said. (Something tells me Jones is incapable of reading his own flier … I’m just saying.)
Although the hate group has plans to distribute 600 fliers in the neighborhood over the next few days, residents of New Smyrna Beach would rather the KKK get out of their town because they want to continue living harmoniously.
It also might help for the KKK to remember that securing new members in a mostly Black neighborhood is close to impossible — self-hater Uncle Ruckus of the “Boondocks” is a creation of Aaron McGruder’s imagination, after all.