You Can Sleep Tonight Knowing the Klan Is Awake (and Putting Racist Messages In Easter Eggs)

You Can Sleep Tonight Knowing the Klan Is Awake (and Putting Racist Messages In Easter Eggs)

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Abby Zimet

Proving the ragged hateful fringes of the country live on, Pennsylvania residents beset by a rash of burglaries woke up to flyers announcing a new neighborhood watch program launched by helpful members of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, complete with 24-hour Klan Line. Arguing they have long been misunderstood, Klan members say they are NOT a hate group but just a "patriotic white Christian organization...exalting the Caucasian Race and teaching the doctrine of White Supremacy. This does not mean that we are enemies of the colored and mongrel races," even if in fact anyone outside the KKK is “an alien.” Police say they could only arrest KKK members for littering, literally and figuratively, because free speech and all. In Virginia, meanwhile, residents woke up Sunday morning to find "Diversity=White Genocide" messages inside their kids' Easter eggs. On the plus side, they were "outraged," so there's that.

 

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